Parenting A Child Who Has Intense Emotions

Parenting A Child Who Has Intense Emotions

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors

Book - 2009
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Temper tantrums in the supermarket. Tears that seem to come out of nowhere. Battles over homework that are more like wars. When your child has problems regulating his or her emotions, there's no hiding it. Children with intense emotions go from 0 to 100 in seconds and are prone to frequent emotional and behavioral outbursts that leave parents feeling bewildered and helpless.

Other parents may have told you that it's just a phase or that your child needs discipline. In reality, your child may have emotion dysregulation, a tendency to react intensely to situations other children take in stride.Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions is an effective guide to de-escalating your child's emotions and helping your child express feelings in productive ways. You'll learn strategies drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), including mindfulness and validation skills, and practice them when your child's emotions spin out of control. This well-researched method for managing emotions can help your child make dramatic emotional and behavioral changes that both of you will be proud of.

Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger, 2009
ISBN: 9781572246492
Branch Call Number: 649.154 HAR
Characteristics: 207 p. ; 23 cm. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Penzo, Jeanine A.


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Jul 11, 2017

This is the most useful parenting book I have ever read! I wish I had read this 10 years ago. It has great tips / method for parenting. This book is basically about connectivity and prevention, though they didn't say it that way.

I was a little put off by the fact that one of the premises of DBT us that "there is no absolute truth", because that is not actually true. But when I saw that their purpose in / usage of that statement was to get the reader to listen enough to another person to fully understand their perspective, then I was able to tolerate their repeated use of this patently false statement - although I wish they had stated it differently.

Overall an excellent parenting resource. I would have given it 5 whole stars, but my finger wouldn't cooperate on this small screen.

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