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

by Ross W., Phd Greene

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. | May 20, 2014 | 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.

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective.

Dr. Greene describes how best to:

  • Understand the factors that contribute to challenging episodes.
  • Identify the specific situations in which challenging episodes are likely to occur.
  • Reduce or eliminate challenging episodes by solving the problems that cause them.
  • Solve problems collaboratively (rather than unilaterally) and proactively (rather than reactively).
  • Help your child develop the skills to be more flexible, solve problems, and handle frustration more adaptively.
  • Reduce hostility and antagonism between you and your child.

With Dr. Greene's practical, expert guidance, you and your child will forge a new relationship based on communication and mutual respect.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 in

Published: May 20, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062270451

ISBN - 13: 9780062270450

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 W., Phd Greene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 in

Published: May 20, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062270451

ISBN - 13: 9780062270450

From the Publisher

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective.

Dr. Greene describes how best to:

  • Understand the factors that contribute to challenging episodes.
  • Identify the specific situations in which challenging episodes are likely to occur.
  • Reduce or eliminate challenging episodes by solving the problems that cause them.
  • Solve problems collaboratively (rather than unilaterally) and proactively (rather than reactively).
  • Help your child develop the skills to be more flexible, solve problems, and handle frustration more adaptively.
  • Reduce hostility and antagonism between you and your child.

With Dr. Greene's practical, expert guidance, you and your child will forge a new relationship based on communication and mutual respect.

About the Author

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 Lives in the Balance and adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He consults extensively to families, schools, and therapeutic facilities and lectures widely internationally. Vast free resources on the CPS approach can be found on the Lives in the Balance website (www.livesinthebalance.org).