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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>
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Atte...
by , John J. Ratey

Language

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.
Chancer: How One Good Boy Saved Another
by Donnie Kanter Winokur

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<p><b>When a devastating diagnosis tears author Donnie Kanter Winokur’s family apart, a service dog may be their best hope to stay together.</b></p><p>Donnie Kanter Winokur and her husband, Harvey, never could have imagined the heart-wrenching struggle that becomes their new reality after they decide to adopt two infants from Russia. As Iyal and Morasha grow, it becomes clear that Iyal’s development is drastically lagging behind his sister’s. By age four, he has a devastating diagnosis: fetal alcohol syndrome. But naming their battle provides little relief as Iyal and his family try to cope with the lifelong impact of his invisible disability. As the Winokurs’ marriage is unraveling, Donnie and Harvey hang on to the last shreds of their own promise.</p><p>Desperate to alleviate her son’s constant rages and their crushing toll on the family, Donnie comes up with an innovative, untested, four-pawed solution: a golden retriever service dog named Chancer. Chancer is specially trained to give Iyal a unique love he desperately needs. But in this true-life tale infused with moments of despair, tenderness, and humor, Chancer turns out to be what the entire family has needed to stay—and grow—together.</p>
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the ...
by Elaine N. Aron Phd

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 08, 2002

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<i>The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers.<br /></i><b><br /></b>With the publication of <i>The Highly Sensitive Person</i>, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in <i>The Highly Sensitive Child,</i> Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. <br /><br />Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, <i>The Highly Sensitive Child</i> shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. <br /><br />In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on:<br />• The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child<br /><br />• The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC<br /> <br />• How to soothe highly sensitive infants<br /><br />• Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world<br /><br />• Making school and friendships enjoyable<br /><br /><br />With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens,<i> The Highly Sensitive Child</i> delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.
Your Child's Inner Drive: Parenting by personality from Toddlers ...
by Wendy Gossett M. Ed.

Language

English

Pages

536

Publication Date

September 15, 2019

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<h1>This is MORE than a parenting book! </h1><br /></br><br />Please don’t buy this book if you enjoy being stressed and uncertain how to handle your child’s <b>tantrums, sensitivity, anxiety, rigidity</b> or <b>apathy.</b> And don't buy this book if you are looking for a one size fits all parenting/teaching approach for these difficult behaviors. However, if you are looking for a <b>deeper connection</b> with all your loved ones, this book will give you: </br><br /><ul><br /><li>a crystal-clear FOCUS for forming appropriate expectations<br /><li>a solid FRAMEWORK for building up their best qualities and<br /><li>a FORECAST for outlining their future development</li><br /></ul><br /></br><br />As a parent, she has struggled. She has been a helicopter parent, an explosive parent and an embarrassing parent. (Google “dancing mom in traffic” and see for yourself.) Because she has struggled as a parent, she wants to help other parents struggle…a little bit less! <br /><b>Temperament psychology</b> and <b>qEEG brain maps</b>, concluded that she and her daughter were complete opposites. Even with over twenty years of experience training both children and adults she was still desperately seeking a user manual that would explain how to get through to her daughter. It didn’t exist. Over the last nine years, Gossett has combined extensive research with hundreds of family case studies to create the user manual she had been seeking. This book will help you accurately assess the temperament of each family member, “map” their brain functions and discover how to motivate them and connect with them throughout every stage of their development. It will also help you relax when you read about some of Gossett’s own parenting pitfalls as well as the struggles and victories of other families similar to yours. <br /></br><br /><h2>In this "user manual" you will find:</h2><br /><ul><br /><li>assessment tools to help you discover your own true personality type as well as the true type of all the important people in your life<br /><li>explanation of the four people patterns with relatable illustrations and interactive online activities to get your kids involved<br /><li>detailed descriptions of the eight cognitive brain functions and how to strengthen them<br /><li>charts and graphs that will help you map all your family brain functions which will demystify sibling rivalry and family conflict<br /><li>personality type descriptions for each stage of their development from infancy through high school, college and adulthood<br /><li>characteristics such as brain functions, motivations, strengths and imbalances for each type and for each stage of their development so you can forecast what lies ahead and help them make better choices<br /><li>tips for positive parenting that will help your children find more alignment in these areas<br /><li>hundreds of case studies that address sensory processing, sibling rivalry, inflexibility, ADHD, defiance, aggression, hypochondria, low empathy, perfectionism and many more<br /><li>step by step instructions for implementing all the concepts with family activities<br /><br /><li>BONUS: Effective teaching practices to help teachers understand and work with each child’s unique personality type <br /><li>BONUS: Easy to use reference style so you can jump around to the sections that apply to your family or read the whole book</br><br /><br />Focusing on <b>WHO</b> your child is versus <b>WHAT</b> your child does is the first step for creating a sense of worthiness within your child. Not only is it necessary to guide your children, but it is also necessary to allow them to guide you. Parenting is a TWO-WAY STREET!<br /></br><br /><em>“Understanding now how my daughter ticks has transformed our relationship and for the first time, we are connecting! I am her teacher, but because of this book I realize that she will be my teacher too. When my daughter is grown and we are (hopefully) friends, it will be in large part because of the information Wendy offers.” Kira Dorrian, Parent Coach and Host of Future Focused Parenting </em><br /><br /><br /><br />
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>
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approac...
by , Richard Guare

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

November 30, 2011

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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.
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised an...
by Susan C Pinsky

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

June 01, 2012

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<p>If you’re one of the 10 million American adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), every day is a struggle to keep your home, your office, your electronics, and your calendar organized.</p><p><i>Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2ndEdition—Revised and Updated</i> presents a simple but effective, long-term solution to get you back in control of your life. Written by professional organizer Susan Pinsky, it outlines a practical, ADHD-friendly organizing approach that emphasizes easy maintenance techniques and methods for maximum efficiency, catering to the specific needs of the ADHD population. Susan’s practical solutions address the most common organizing dilemmas among her ADHD clientele, while also drawing on her own personal experience as the mother of a child with ADHD. Color photos, useful tips, and bulleted lists make this a quick and manageable read, no matter how fleeting your attention span.</p><p>Armed with this unique, step-by-step approach to organizing, you'll receive the tools and the knowledge you need to eliminate stress from your home and lead a happier, healthier, more organized life.</p>
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy wit...
by Naoki Higashida

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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<b>“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, <i>The Daily Show</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /><b>NPR • <i>The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish</i></b><br /><br /><b>FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />You’ve never read a book like <i>The Reason I Jump</i>. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.<br />  <br /> Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” (Naoki’s answer: “When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.”) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.<br />  <br /> In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. “It is no exaggeration to say that <i>The Reason I Jump</i> allowed me to round a corner in our relationship.” This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they’d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki’s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Reason I Jump</i></b><br /><br />“This is an intimate book, one that brings readers right into an autistic mind.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune </i>(Editor’s Choice)</b><br /><br />“Amazing times a million.”<b>—Whoopi Goldberg, <i>People</i></b><br /><br />“<i>The Reason I Jump</i> is a Rosetta stone. . . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”<b>—Andrew Solomon, <i>The Times </i>(U.K.)</b><br /><br />“Extraordinary, moving, and jeweled with epiphanies.”<b><i>—The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <br />“Small but profound . . . [Higashida’s] startling, moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind.”<b>—<i>Parade</i></b>
Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition: A Guide for Parents W...
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<p>The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited children are wired to be "more"; by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this newly revised third edition of the award-winning classic, Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka provides vivid examples of real-life challenges and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Within these pages you will find:</p><ul> <li> New strategies for managing intensity levels—not just the spirited child's, but yours too</li> <li> A simple, four-step program for peaceful bedtimes, mealtimes, holidays, and many other commonly challenging situations</li> <li> A focus on your child's strengths</li> <li> Steps for teaching your child how to be a problem solver and how to work with others</li> <li> Updated guidance on establishing clear limits</li> <li> And more!</li></ul><p>Charts and quick tips make this newly updated edition an indispensable guide for fostering a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for children.</p>

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