How to help--and cope with--the difficult child.
Expanded and completely revised, the classic and definitive work on parenting hard-to-raise children with new sections on ADHD and the latest medications for childhood disorders. Temperamentally difficult children can confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They often act defiant, stubborn, loud, aggressive, or hyperactive. They can also be clingy, shy, whiny, picky, and impossible at bedtime, mealtimes, and in public places.
In this parenting classic, Dr. Stanley Turecki, one of the nation's most respected experts on children and discipline--and himself the father of a once difficult child--offers compassionate and practical advice to parents of hard-to-raise children. Based on his experience with thousands of families in the highly successful Difficult Children Program he developed for Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, his step-by-step approach shows you how to:
PRAISE FROM PARENTS: "Dr. Turecki's understanding and knowledge of children with difficult temperaments is astounding."
"The Difficult Child Program taught me to be a better parent to my difficult child and also made me a better parent for my 'easy' child."
"Dr. Turecki's program has taught me the real meaning of motherhood."
PRAISE FROM PROFESSIONALS:
"This book is great! The approach to discipline is one of the best I have seen. It is a real contribution to parents." --T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
"A clear and lucid prescription of how to deal with a difficult child. The compassionate understanding of the author is evident throughout." --Irving Phillips, M.D., Past President, American Academy of Child Psychiatry
"A cornucopia of good ideas for assessing and intervening in these often disastrous relationship patterns." --Donald A. Block, M.D., Past President, The American Family Therapy Academy
"A unique and extremely valuable book. I can recommend it enthusiastically." --William B. Carey, M.D., Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; author of Understanding Your Child's Temperament
"This volume will sit on my shelf between Spock and Gesell." --Richard L. Saphir, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Virtually every teacher has taught a child who is 'difficult' to handle. This book is invaluable in helping teachers and parents understand the roots of this behavior and thus, helping them cope more effectively." --Ellen Galinsky, co-author of The Preschool Years, President, The National Association for the Education of Young Children
|Questionnaire: Do You Have a Difficult Child?||p. ix|
|A Personal Introduction||p. xiii|
|Some Children Are Born Difficult||p. 1|
|Do You Know This Child?||p. 3|
|Mothers Under Siege||p. 28|
|The Ripple Effect||p. 43|
|"But Is He ADHD?"||p. 63|
|A Day in the Life of a Difficult Child||p. 86|
|A Program for Your Difficult Child||p. 103|
|Evaluating Your Situation: The Study Period||p. 109|
|Regaining Adult Authority: Discipline That Works||p. 128|
|Managing Temperament: Understanding in Action||p. 150|
|Putting It All Together: The Expert Parent||p. 182|
|Coping with a Difficult Infant: The First Year||p. 212|
|Beyond the Child: The Family and the World Outside||p. 225|
|If You Need Further Help: Working with Professionals||p. 248|
|Conclusion: What Does the Future Hold for My Child?||p. 274|
|Recommended Reading||p. 283|
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Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 14th March 2000
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.5 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised