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The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically…

by Ross Greene

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | December 30, 2009 | Trade Paperback

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children is rated 4.85714285714286 out of 5 by 7.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: December 30, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061906190

ISBN - 13: 9780061906190

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great help..! It is not bringing a 1,2,3... solution but it does help you understand better especially other parents story's its nice to read just to see we are not and exception that there are more children like our son. Its an easy to read book..!
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, helpful tool Our family has found this book an extremely helpful tool in addition to our therapy sessions for our daughter. Our daughter has Oppositional Defiant Disorder and this book provides us with real, doable solutions we can tailor to her personality and to our family.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from helpful resource for parents A helpful book for parents seeking effective strategies for dealing with their challenging children. As a social worker, I often recommend this book to my clients who are looking for easy to use, effective parenting strategies. Other parenting books I recommend: Connected Parenting: Transform Your Challenging Child and Build Loving Bonds for Life 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline Liana Lowenstein, MSW Author of, "Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth"
Date published: 2009-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent Finally a book to give us the skills we need. I do not feel alone anymore and I know how to react. BEST EVER
Date published: 2009-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read for anyone with a difficult child I have just finished reading this book today. I'll admit that it was difficult for me to read due to me facing the reality of my difficult child. The concepts in this book are relevant and important for frustrated children. The Collaborative problem solving idea is relevant for not only difficult children but also other children.
Date published: 2008-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Melt-Downs Reduced! If you have a child who continually blows up for what appears to be no reason, this is the book for you! It is not due to bad parenting, some kids just do not deal well with frustration of any sort and some lack skills in the area of problem solving. This book will help you to learn a new technique that works. I would also suggest going to the author's website and buying the DVD - why? Because they explain the techniques in detail and you get to meet four other parents who have explosive children - so you are not alone. Give yourself some relief, read it, apply the techniques and live a calmer life.
Date published: 2006-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Help for Frustrated Parents of Frustrated Children This book does an excellent job of explaining some children's difficulties in handling frustrations. With this understanding parents will be much better able to help their child develop better ways of handling difficult situations.
Date published: 2006-06-09

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

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically…

by Ross Greene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: December 30, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061906190

ISBN - 13: 9780061906190

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and the originator of the model described in this book. He serves extensively as a consultant to families, schools, and therapeutic facilities and lectures widely throughout the world. Additional resources on his approach can be found on the website of his nonprofit Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org).