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The Explosive Child : A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children - Ross W. Greene

The Explosive Child

A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

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Published: 1st February 2010
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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.

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.

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.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The Waffle Episodep. 1
Kids Do Well If They Canp. 11
Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problemsp. 21
Drama in Real Lifep. 49
The Truth About Consequencesp. 71
Three Plans (One in Particular)p. 83
Trouble in Paradisep. 119
B Scenep. 151
Extra Helpp. 175
Family Mattersp. 221
The Dinosaur in the Buildingp. 251
Betterp. 289
Additional Readingp. 295
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780061906190
ISBN-10: 0061906190
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st February 2010
Dimensions (cm): 13.4 x 20.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.25