Effective Parenting for the Hard-to-Manage Child: A Skills-Based Book

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  • Copyright: 2007-11-14
  • Publisher: Routledge
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P Parents of children who are intense and extreme in their responses to everyday experiences often lack the resources necessary to target an effective treatment plan. STRONG EM Effective Parenting for the Hard-to-Manage Child /EM /STRONG is a skills-based book for parents, which focuses on specific treatment strategies for infants through school-aged children who are intense, highly reactive to stimulation, and unable to self-calm. Some of these children seek intensity in interactions while others simply withdraw completely from the outside world; either way, they are inflexible and unable to adapt to change. Their responses are often inconsistent and unpredictable, making parenting challenging as typical methods may not work for every child. /P P This book addresses the varying ways that these children behave, and provides in-depth analysis and discussion of the particular problems and techniques to help parents understand what might work for their child. The authors have integrated treatmentapproaches from the fields of infant/child mental health, behavioral therapy, and sensory integration, and their text is written in an accessible and clear manner that will help summarize behavioral strategies. With a particular emphasis on key concepts that will help the children take charge of their problems, the authors seek to help parents learn the process of self-regulation. With thorough, specific, and relatable material included in the book, it is an invaluable resource for parents who need advice from experts without all the jargon and generalizations. /P

Author Biography

Georgia DeGangi, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is a clinical psychologist and an occupational therapist in private practice at ITS (Integrated Therapy Services) for Children and Families, Inc., in Kensington, MD

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
How to Use This Bookp. ix
The Intense, Irritable Childp. 1
Coping with Different Kinds of Anxietyp. 25
Mealtime Battles, Picky Eaters, and Kids Who Just Won't Eatp. 47
Up All Night, Crying, and Fretful: How to Help Your Child Fall and Stay Asleepp. 65
The Dark Secret: The Mysteries of Obsessive Compulsive Disorderp. 79
He Won't Listen and Can't Finish a Thing!: How to Help Your Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)p. 97
The Oppositional Child: You Are Not the Boss of Me!p. 109
Children with Sensory Overloadp. 129
The Curious, Clueless, and Disorganized Childp. 147
Depression: Trying to Halt a Downward Slidep. 169
The Perils of Parenting a Hard-to-Manage Child: Spending Time with Your Child to Make Things Betterp. 189
The Toolboxp. 205
Tools for Teaching Children to Calm Downp. 207
Tools for Building Self-Esteemp. 230
Tools for Managing Out-of-Control Behaviorp. 236
Tools for Providing Structurep. 248
Tools for Improving Interpersonal Skillsp. 261
Glossaryp. 265
Bibliographyp. 269
Sensorimotor History Questionnairep. 275
Indexp. 281
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