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The Explosive Child [Sixth Edition]

A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

by Ross W. Greene PhD

On Sale: 08/17/2021

Price: $17.99

The Explosive Child [Sixth Edition]

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The Explosive Child [Sixth Edition]

A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

by Ross W. Greene PhD

On Sale: 08/17/2021

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

Dr. Ross Greene provides a compassionate, practical approach to treating -explosive' children. Rather than viewing their behavior as willfully disobedient, he draws upon recent advances in the neurosciences and his extensive experience working with challenging children at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in explaining that the difficulties of these children stem from brain-based deficits in two critical developmental skills: flexibility and frustration tolerance. These children may suffer from oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and bipolar disorder. Often misdiagnosed under the broad umbrella of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), they are too readily treated with drugs that can exacerbate their behavior. In a departure from treatments relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene's approach helps us grasp the underlying problems of explosive children, defuse explosive episodes, and reduce tension and hostility levels for the entire family by providing valuable tools for coping.

Critical Praise

The Explosive Child is a must for the many parents, teachers, and professionals who attempt to guide, teach, and work with difficult, hard-to-manage, and easily frustrated children. . . . A must-read for our children’s sake and ours.” - Thomas H. Ollendick

“A truly remarkable book. . . . Dr. Greene skillfully provides us with both a framework and practical interventions for minimizing struggles with these children and enhancing their development. . . . What comes across on every page of this wonderful book is a genuine caring and compassion for these youngsters and their a families.” - Robert Brooks, Ph.D. , author of The Self-Esteem Teacher

“An insightful, sensitive portrayal of children who need help—and how to help them.” - Myrna B. Shure

“A user-friendly, practical guide for parents trying to help difficult, explosive children. This book will be of enormous benefit to such children and their families.” - Michael Jellinek

“All parents should read this book, especially those with children who are out of control. Ross Greene presents a loving, rational, and research-based approach to dealing with problems that most parents have either felt were their own fault or were unsolvable. I could not recommend this book more highly.” - Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063092464
  • ISBN 10: 0063092468
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 08/17/2021
  • Trimsize: 5.300 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.600 in (d)
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Conflict Resolution
  • BISAC2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs
  • BISAC3 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General