Got An Angry Kid? Parenting Spike: A Seriously Difficult Child by Andrew D. GibsonGot An Angry Kid? Parenting Spike: A Seriously Difficult Child by Andrew D. Gibson

Got An Angry Kid? Parenting Spike: A Seriously Difficult Child

byAndrew D. Gibson

Paperback | May 11, 2009

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<li>Does your family live in conflict? <li>Does your child have a psychiatric label (such as ADHD, oppositional defiance, conduct disorder, bi-polar disorder) or the behavior that would get him/her one? <li>Have you lost (or nearly lost) control of your child?<br><br> If you answered YES to any of these three things, then PACT can help you as it has helped thousands of other families restore love and integrity to their relationships!<br><br> <b>What Others Say About <i>Got An Angry Kid?</i> and The PACT Training Program</b><br><br> "The family is much calmer. Taking PACT Training was the best decision I ever made. It's the best hard work I've ever done. PACT was the light at the end of the tunnel for us."<br> --Ms. K. D., Willimantic, CT, Mom and Dad of an adolescent girl placed in foster care<br><br> "From my professional experience as a manager in the field, PACT is one of the very few services which has been held in high regard by our professional staff as well as the families which benefitted from Dr. Gibson's excellent program."<br> --Ms. Helen Lawrence (retired) Connecticut State Department of Children and Families (CTSDCF)<br><br> "I have had to fight for every service for my family. PACT is my best chance to [create] change. Thanks for everything."<br> --Ms. K.M., Vernon, CT, single Mom of an out-of-control son<br><br> "Although I was only a few weeks into PACT, I felt myself becoming calmer, more hopeful, and more in control. PACT is putting life into my parenting and does what three years of residential placement didn't."<br> --Mrs D.W., Hamden, CT, single Mom of a seriously emotionally disturbed boy<br><br> "Again, I can't say enough about how this program has changed my life."<br> --Mr. L.C., New Milford, CT, single parent of a foster child<br><br> "PACT and <i>Got An Angry Kid?</i> is brilliant."<br> --Parenting consultant<br><br> <b>About the Author</b><br><br> Dr. Gibson earned his PhD in Education at the University of Connecticut in 1987 under the tutelage of Richard Bloomer. He poured everything about his childhood and his experience as a parent went into what became Parenting Angry Children and Teens (PACT) Training and the book, "Got An Angry Kid?" In 1993, the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families adopted the PACT methodology and since then 500 families have completed the year-long program with remarkable results.<br> For more information, visit<br><br> From Loving Healing Press<br><br> Family & Relationships: Parenting - Child Rearing
Title:Got An Angry Kid? Parenting Spike: A Seriously Difficult ChildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:May 11, 2009Publisher:Loving Healing PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Resource for Families While my family has not had the chance to start to use the skills and resources presented in this book I truly enjoyed reading it. The format of this book was well organized out in that the story was told through the eyes of the child and the issues that he faced and how this factored in and affected his family. I liked that there were case studies of families that showed the issues they faced and what their family experienced in using the P.A.C.T. system. Whether your child fits exactly into the model of the child in the book there are valuable lessons to be applied in your parenting. As well this book also gives the child areas to work on alongside the parents, making it a cooperative effort. The book is structured so that once you start you have several goals and only move on once your goal is completed. There is enough structure provided to guide you along with valuable additonal information to help change your family dynamic. I also liked that the author chose not to focus neccessarily on why the child in the story was the way he was, that ulitmately this was not pertinent and what was important was his behavior and how this affected the family, which in turn the family further affected the child. The emphasis was on how to change the behavior, as the thought since the reasoning (or a particular diagnosis if applicable has already been determined thus the focus is instead put on changing the behaviors of family as a whole). I would definitely recommend this book for any family to read as I am sure that everyone has a time where they could use some assistance in parenting and managing family life.
Date published: 2012-04-11