Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc
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Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions provides dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) strategies and skills to parents of children with explosive emotions. Readers learn to understand and accept their children's emotion dysregulation and learn skills for changing both their own behaviors and those of the child.

Author Biography

Pat Harvey, LCSW-C, has practiced clinical social work for more than thirty years, working with families and individuals with serious emotion dysregulation. She now specializes in facilitating dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills groups for parents of individuals with intense emotions. Jeanine A. Penzo, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with the VA Boston Healthcare System, where she utilizes dialectical behavior theraphy (DBT) skills. She is a former teacher and the mother of a child with emotion dysregulation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
You, Your Child, and Emotional Intensity
Emotional Intensity and Your Child's Feelingsp. 9
Effective Parentingp. 31
Responding to Your Child's Feelings
Understanding What Your Child Is Telling Youp. 63
Responding When Your Child Is Overwhelmed by Emotionsp. 85
Teaching Your Child to Manage Feelingsp. 99
Responding to Your Child's Behaviors
Behavioral Principles and Intense Behaviorsp. 113
Maintaining Expectations, Limits, and Routinesp. 135
Decreasing Tantrums, Aggression, and Other Problem Behaviorsp. 145
School-Related Difficultiesp. 157
Helping Your Whole Family: Minimizing Collateral Damage
The Impact of Intense Emotions on the Entire Familyp. 173
Caring for Yourself and Living Your Lifep. 187
Appendix: Resources for Parentsp. 201
Referencesp. 205
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