"The Explosive Child" is a primer on how to help your child problem-solve and work collaboratively with you (even in heated situations) so that dealing with conflict becomes less stressful over time.
This book is called "The Explosive Child" by psychologist Dr. Ross Greene. Don't let the title fool you, this book is about much more than dealing with meltdowns and time-outs (been there, done that).
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily ...
Ross W. Greene
No preview available - 2010
The response to the excesses of the child sexual abuse hysteria of the early ’90s, epitomized by the McMartin day care fiasco, was only a temporary break in the continuing relaxation of limits and expectations in the name of protecting children. By the late ’90s, American psychiatry had medicalized most coping behavior. And with Ritalin and Prozac in the mix, American doctors and parents appear more ready to address children’s bad behavior with a pill rather than a swat. “The Explosive Child” is the latest manifestation of this trend.
Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes from perfect to awful in the blink of an eye. Your family is laughing and smiling and then everything seems to change in an instance? Loving an explosive child can mean that things go really wrong in the blink of an eye. I tell my story so you know you are not alone and it is not your fault!