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 attentionseeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive disciplinarians. 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.
The Explosive Child is the highly acclaimed, lifechanging parenting guide in which Dr. Greene first delineated the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. Dr. Greene explains why kids exhibit challenging behaviors, why traditional behavior management strategies may not be effective for many kids, and how to use Plan B to solve problems collaboratively and teach your child the skills he or she is lacking.
As the model has evolved over the years, so has The Explosive Child, and it is available here in an abridged and updated fourth edition narrated by Dr. Greene.
Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties. 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.
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I started to cry....and this Dad doesn't do that
It spoke of a child that few experience and even fewer understand. It spoke of my daughter. I would not trade my daughter for the world, and I certainly wouldn't change the beautiful particularity that makes her who she is.... with that said she can drain the life out of me at times. If you have an explosive child you will understand what I mean. If you have other people try to tell you what to do (and you wish they wouldn't), you feel incompetent, or worse as a parent, even though you do EVERYTHING in EVERY parenting book you could get your hands on to a T, this book is for you. I started to cry when he started to describe just who my daughter is, and was relived I wasn't getting it all wrong. This book helped My wife and I tremendously and i recommend it to all fellow Explosive Child Parents
I love how he reads it, he has a compassion in his voice, I always like when the narrator is the author
How to see things the way my child see them and work with that to accomplish what we both really want.
GET THIS BOOK, if you have a child that is explosive, work with one, care for one, or know someone who does
Renewed much hope.