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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

307

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 Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy wit...
by Naoki Higashida

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English

Pages

194

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><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
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>
The Out-of-Sync Child (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)
by Carol Kranowitz

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

April 04, 2006

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<b>The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated.</b><br /><br />Does your child exhibit...<br /><br /><i>Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement?</i> A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving.<br /><br /><i>Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell?</i> She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.<br /><br /><i>Cravings for sensation?</i> The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.<br /><br /><i>Poor sensory discrimination? </i>She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself.<br /><br /><i>Unusually high or low activity level?</i> The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.<br /><br /><i>Problems with posture or motor coordination?</i> He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.<br /><br />These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. <i>The Out-of-Sync Child</i> offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children.<br /><br />This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
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>
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for...
by Sally Shaywitz

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

December 24, 2008

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FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ!<br />Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results<br /><br />One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In <b>Overcoming Dyslexia</b><i>, </i>Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.<br /><br />--What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully<br />--How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults<br />--How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher<br />--Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading<br />--A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading<br />--The 150 most common problem words–a list that can give your child a head start<br />--Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths<br />--Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the ...
by Elaine N. Aron Phd

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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. <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon

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English

Pages

976

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November 13, 2012

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<B>From the National Book Award–winning author of <I>The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression </I>comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In <I>Far from the Tree, </I>Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.</B> <BR><BR>Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. <BR><BR>All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. <BR><BR>Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, <I>Far from the Tree </I>explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Att...
by , Edward M. Md Hallowell

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English

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416

Publication Date

December 27, 2005

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<b>“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be <i>Delivered from Distraction</i>.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., <i>New York Times</i> bestselling co-author of <i>Raising Cain</i></b><br /><br />In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.<br /><br /> As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction<i> </i>provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover<br /><br /> • whether ADD runs in families<br /> • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations<br /> • the links between ADD and other conditions<br /> • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths<br /> • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone<br /> • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle<br /> • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD<br /> • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them<br /> • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness<br /><br /> ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction<i> </i>is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Delivered from Distraction</i></b><br /><br />“The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”<b>—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine</b><br />  <br /> “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”<b>—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of <i>Quirky Kids</i></b>
Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for C...
by Robert Melillo

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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<b>The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. </b><br /><br />Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. <b><i>Disconnected Kids</i></b> shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including:<ul><li>Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performance</li><br /><li>A behavior modification plan</li><br /><li>Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role</li><br /><li>A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results</li></ul><p><br /><br /> </p>

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