The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (Paperback)
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The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 19/06/2014
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Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, behavior modification, therapy, medication-but to no avail. They wonder if their child is deviant or just plain bad. Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't bad, and neither are their parents. Rather, explosive children suffer from a physiological deficiency in frustration tolerance and flexibility. Throughout this compassionate book, Dr. Greene demonstrates why traditional treatments don't work for these kids and offers a new conceptual framework for understanding their behavior, along with new language to describe it. He explains the latest neuroscience findings about the importance of flexibility, and, most important, he shows parents specific, practical ways they can recognize the signs of an impending explosion, defuse tension, and reduce frustration levels for the entire family.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062270450
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 17 mm
Edition: 5th edition


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"The Explosive Child is a must for the many parents, teachers, and professionals who attempt to guide, teach, and work with difficult, hard-to-manage, and easily frustrated children.... A must-read for our children's sake and ours." -- Thomas H. Ollendick
"A truly remarkable book.... Dr. Greene skillfully provides us with both a framework and practical interventions for minimizing struggles with these children and enhancing their development.... What comes across on every page of this wonderful book is a genuine caring and compassion for these youngsters and their a families." -- Robert Brooks, Ph.D. , author of The Self-Esteem Teacher
"An insightful, sensitive portrayal of children who need help--and how to help them." -- Myrna B. Shure
"A user-friendly, practical guide for parents trying to help difficult, explosive children. This book will be of enormous benefit to such children and their families." -- Michael Jellinek
"All parents should read this book, especially those with children who are out of control. Ross Greene presents a loving, rational, and research-based approach to dealing with problems that most parents have either felt were their own fault or were unsolvable. I could not recommend this book more highly." -- Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction
"A must for the many parents, teachers, and professionals who attempt to guide, teach, and work with difficult, hard-to-manage, and easily frustrated children.... A must-read for our children's sake and ours." -- Thomas H. Ollendick

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