Whata²s 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 cana²t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids dona²t work for theirs; and they dona²t 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 arena²t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents arena²t 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 dona²t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greenea²s 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.They cana²t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids dona²t work for theirs; and they dona²t know what to do instead.
|Title||:||The Explosive Child|
|Author||:||Ross W. Greene, PhD|
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins - 2009-10-13|