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The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenti...
by Ross W. Greene PhD

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 20, 2014

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<p><strong>A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.</strong></p><p>What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.<br /><br />Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. <br /><br />Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.</p>
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Fami...
by , Wendy Sunshine

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

March 16, 2007

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<p><b>"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."<br /><br />--Library Journal (starred review)</b></p> <p><b>"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike."<br /><br />--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption</b></p> <p>The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion.</p> <p>Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, <i>The Connected Child</i> will help you:</p> <ul><li>Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child</li> <li>Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders</li> <li>Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened</li> </ul> <p>"A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children."<br /><br />--Carol S. Kranowitz, author of <i>The Out-of-Sync Child</i></p> <p>"Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat."<br /><br />--Kathleen E. Morris, editor of <i>S. I. Focus</i> magazine</p> <p>"Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise."<br /><br />--Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute</p> <p>"<i>The Connected Child</i> is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families."<br /><br />--Melissa Fay Greene, author of <i>There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children</i></p>
Grace Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are...
by Karis Kimmel Murray

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

January 01, 2017

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<h2>Looking for advice about discipline for children?</h2><p></p><h3><em><strong>Every parent wants to know, "How do I discipline my kids?"</strong></em><br /></h3><p>"Parents face a crazy paradox," says author Karis Kimmel Murray. "We love our kids exactly as they are, but we also love them too much to let them stay that way!" <br /></p><p>Disciplining kids is tough . . . even on a good day. We just want the 140-character version of what we should do when our kids' behavior scrapes the enamel off our sanity. Here's what God says:<br /></p><h3> <strong>"The Lord disciplines the one he loves, " (Hebrews 12: 6). </strong><br /></h3><p>With humor and down-to-earth practicality, Karis shares stories of trial and triumph straight from the trenches of parenting. From the first page, Karis gives desperate parents a reliable recipe for peace, boundaries, and effective discipline. <br /></p><h3>In <u><em><strong>Grace Based Discipline</strong></em></u>, learn how to: <br /></h3><ul><li><p><strong>Stay calm</strong>, even when you're staring down the barrel of a loaded toddler </p></li><li><strong>Customize your discipline</strong> to your child's unique personality, age and needs <br /></li><li><strong>Set rules </strong>based on God's priorities, not yours <br /></li><li><strong>Apply consequences that really work</strong> <br /></li></ul><h3><strong>Here's the good news: you can do this! </strong><br /></h3><p>Responsive, grace-based parents are just ordinary people who've learned to tap into divine help. <br /></p><h3><strong>Be at your best . . . even when your kids are at their worst. <em><u>Grace Based Discipline</u></em> will show you how!</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>**</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong><em>Special Features Included- 2 "hands-on" projects to help you implement grace-based discipline strategies at home.</em></strong><br /></h3><ol><li><em><strong> Kids Flag Page</strong></em>- Did you know that every member of your family might be from different "countries" and live their lives under different "flags?" The Kids Flag Page <sup>(R)</sup> and Adult Flag Page <sup>(R)</sup> help you learn about your child's (and your own) unique, God-designed "flag" (personality). This vital insight helps you tailor  your discipline strategies to  your child's unique needs. (<strong>Note: </strong><strong> </strong>a mini-assessment is included in the book. Links to purchase the complete Kids Flag Page <sup>(R)</sup> Kit are included for further reference, but are not required to complete this project.)</li><li><strong><em> DIY Rulebook</em>: </strong>step-by-step instructions to lead your family in brainstorming, categorizing, prioritizing and then writing a <strong>Family Code</strong> <strong>of rules and principles</strong> that are <strong>based on God's word</strong> and in line with your own <strong>family's unique culture</strong>.</li></ol><h3><b>**</b></h3><h3><b><em>What others are saying about</em> <u><em>Grace Based Discipline</em></u>:</b><br /></h3><h3><strong>"Thank you so much for a God-led book on parenting when it's the hardest but most rewarding thing a person can ever do."</strong><br /></h3><p>Heather (Mom of 4 school aged children)<br /></p><h3><strong>"Karis is relatable and her practical advice can be put to use right away! You'll have a more peaceful relationship with your kids before the end of the first chapter!"</strong></h3><p>Sharla (Mom of 3 young children)</p><h3><strong></strong><strong>"I wish I had this book when my kids were young, but I can't wait to share it with my daughters who're raising their own kids now!"</strong></h3><p>Linda (Grandmother)</p><h3><strong>"This book is so well written and relatable. There are some very important truths with great insight...I wish all new parents could get a copy in their hands!"</strong></h3><p>Andi (Mom of a teen)</p><p><strong>**</strong><br /></p>
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Atte...
by , John J. Ratey

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

September 13, 2011

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, <i>Driven to Distraction </i>has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. <br /> <br />Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
One Child
by Torey Hayden

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English

Pages

307

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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<p>Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, unwanted by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for emotionally disturbed children after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. </p><p>Everyone said Sheila was lost forever, everyone except her teacher, Torey Hayden.</p><p>Torey fought to reach Sheila, to bring the abused child back from her secret nightmare, because beneath the rage, Torey saw in Sheila the spark of genius. And together they embarked on a wondrous journey—a journey gleaming with a child's joy at discovering a world filled with love and a journey sustained by a young teacher's inspiring bravery and devotion.</p><p> </p>
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
by Kate Clifford Larson

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<div><B>They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.</B><BR><br /> Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. <div> <div>Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret. <div> <div><i>Rosemary </i>delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions.</div></div></div></div></div>
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach ...
by , Richard Guare

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

November 30, 2011

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<DIV>There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.<BR /><BR /> See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.</DIV>
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversit...
by Steve Silberman

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English

Pages

542

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br /><br /><b>Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction</b><br /><br />A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.</b><br />  <br /> What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. <i>WIRED</i> reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.<br />  <br /> Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives.<br />  <br /> Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger’s syndrome, whose “little professors” were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach: Sh...
by Howard Glasser

Language

English

Pages

235

Publication Date

January 28, 2018

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Transforming the Difficult Child brings to life a new way of shifting intense children to a solid life of success. The Nurtured Heart Approach puts a refreshing spin on both parenting and teaching and reveals new techniques and strategies that create thoroughly positive behaviors. This is the newly updated 2016 revision.
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Wee...
by Rex Forehand Ph.D.

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

June 24, 2010

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<p><b>A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child's behavior</b></p> <p>Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child’s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems.</p> <p>The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment.</p> <ul> <li>Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child's disruptive behavior.</li> <li>Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems.</li> <li>Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology.</li> <li>New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program.</li> </ul> <p>Topics include:<br /><br />Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child’s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors</p>

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