The Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W GreeneThe Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W Greene

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

byRoss W Greene

Paperback | May 20, 2014

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A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.

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.

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model described in this book, an approach he has researched extensively, along with colleagues throughout the world. Dr. Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is currently Founding Director of the non-profit...
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Title:The Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the parents who just don't know what to do anymore. This book is an essential read for any parent of a child age 5+ who has hit that stage where "because I said so" just isn't cutting the mustard anymore. Don't let the title fool you (the author didn't pick it!) this book isn't just for "that kid." It's for EVERY KID. Dr. Greene's Plan B approach is the only way to foster a collaborative relationship with your school-aged child and raise really awesome adults.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Change A must have for all parents, teachers or anyone who can or will influence children. So important for parents to not repeat their parent's parenting style. As time changes so does the parenting methods.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have Terrific book on understanding your highly sensitive and indigo children!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book on indigo kids Love this easy to read book. By far the best book I've read on Indigo children, the insights, real examples and strategies are easy to understand and apply. It would be worth reading even if you don't think your child is indigo! A must own.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ideas for handling "that" kid Not only does this book help you feel like you aren't alone in the struggle with 'that' kid, whether yours or others, it also helps with practical ideas on finding the source of the rollar coaster ride with that kid who is amazing one moment, and beyond trying the next.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic A great book for all parents and care givers with overly sensitive/emotional children.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only book that helped! For so long I was reading books on how to deal with my toddler and her tantrums. After reading this book I learned how to react to her behaviour to help her instead of getting angry all the time. This was the only book that helped us; the information was awesome!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding book Gottman material is always outstanding. I read this book after taking the Love and Logic parenting class and reading several other parenting books. This book was an excellent follow up. While teaching me about emotion coaching my child, it also shed light on some of my own childhood hurts and made me more intentional about doing certain things different from how my parents did them. There's a quiz partway through to help you understand your parenting style and that was very revealing to me. Thanks Dr. Gottman!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic parenting book fantastic parenting book, i've just ordered a copy after getting one out from the library and realizing i need this as an ongoing resource. about how to stay calm and parent in a way that connects with my kids instead of using traditional "discipline" techniques (e.g. time outs, withdrawal of privileges) that are a quick fix but at the expense of the relationship creating bigger problems down the line. Also I really recommend a book called Discipline Without Damage by Vanessa Lapointe.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding book Gottman material is always outstanding. I read this book after taking the Love and Logic parenting class and reading several other parenting books. This book was an excellent follow up. While teaching me about emotion coaching my child, it also shed light on some of my own childhood hurts and made me more intentional about doing certain things different from how my parents did them. There's a quiz partway through to help you understand your parenting style and that was very revealing to me. Thanks Dr. Gottman!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic parenting resource! I cannot say enough good things about this book! As a mom of two, I know that punishing undesireable behavior just did not work for our kids. Time outs really just stressed them out more and caused the same behavior to happen over again. What works better for us is teaching consequences of actions and modeling the behaviors we want our children to have. This book is a great tool to help understand behaviors and how to help your child stop doing the undesireable behaviors. Along with this book, the author's site and some other resources, I find parenting has become a lot less stressful.
Date published: 2012-12-19