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Evidence-based skills, insight, and methods drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you gain a greater understanding of your child's behavior, parent them with compassion and confidence, and restore peace to your home. Is your child extremely irritable most of the time? Do they have difficulty interpreting social cues? Are they impulsive and prone to outbursts or explosive rages? Parenting a child who has emotional dysregulation can be a bumpy ride. You've probably received advice-some of it unsolicited-from friends, teachers, and family members. But strategies and techniques that work for other kids are usually ineffective when it comes to your unique child, and can even lead to more stress for everyone in your family. The Uncontrollable Child is here to help. Written for parents of children with emotion dysregulation disorders, including disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), The Uncontrollable Child is a lifeline. It contains a powerful set of skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-including mindfulness, validation, limit-setting, and behavior-shaping-to help you better understand your child and their behavior, and successfully find balance between acceptance and change, flexibility and consistency, and limits and love. As a parent, you want the very best for your child, but if you have a child with explosive emotions, you need extra help. Let this book guide you toward creating a nurturing, healthy, and loving environment in which your whole family can thrive.
'Deeply compelling' ROXANE GAY 'An inspiration' ARIEL LEVY 'Wonderful' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON From the hosts of hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend comes the bible on how to keep each other close. A New York Times bestseller Close friendships are the key to happiness - but we don't talk enough about what it takes to nurture them for the long haul. Telling the story of their own ten-year, complex, loving friendship, Aminatou and Ann share hard-won wisdom with honesty, hilarity and compassion. They've weathered life-threatening health scares, long-distance living, and one unfortunate Thanksgiving dinner eaten in a parking lot. And they know: the most important part of a Big Friendship is investing in each other again and again. This is a testament to the power of society's most underappreciated relationship and a compelling story of how it can survive, thrive and become a life-affirming bond.
A remarkable memoir by a mother and her autistic daughter who'd long been unable to communicate-until a miraculous breakthrough revealed a young woman with a rich and creative interior life, a poet, who'd been trapped inside for more than two decades. I have been buried under years of dust and now I have so much to say. These were the first words twenty-five-year-old Emily Grodin ever wrote. Born with nonverbal autism, Emily's only means of communicating for a quarter of a century had been only one-word responses or physical gestures. That Emily was intelligent had never been in question-from an early age she'd shown clear signs that she understood what was going on though she could not express herself. Her parents, Valerie and Tom, sought every therapy possible in the hope that Emily would one day be able to reveal herself. When this miraculous breakthrough occurred, Emily was finally able to give insight into the life, frustrations, and joys of a person with autism. She could tell her parents what her younger years had been like and reveal all the emotions and intelligence residing within her; she became their guide into the autistic experience. Told by Valerie, with insights and stories and poetry from Emily, I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust highlights key moments of Emily's childhood that led to her communication awakening-and how her ability rapidly accelerated after she wrote that first sentence. As Valerie tells her family's story, she shares the knowledge she's gained from working as a legal advocate for families affected by autism and other neurological disorders. A story of unconditional love, faith in the face of difficulty, and the grace of perseverance and acceptance, I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust is an evocative and affecting mother-daughter memoir of learning to see each other for who they are.
Surviving Adolescence was written because the most trying times in a child's life are during pre-teen and teen years. Most parents and teachers may be ill equipped to deal effectively with adolescents. They are not prepared for the remarkable changes that occur. The remarkable physical changes are most noticeable, but the intellectual, social and emotional changes can confound us. The book follows the roller coaster ride all can experience: Ratcheting Up, the First Drop, Loop-de-Loop, Climbing, the Steep Drop, In the Tunnel, Into the Daylight, and Leveling Off. The ideas cover preparing for adolescence, the reality of confronting puberty, the family unit, and how to help teens confront a new social environment, including cyberspace. Additional areas are recognizing the need for productive activities, discussing burgeoning sexual issues, bullying and substance abuse. Suggestions for communicating effectively and taking care of yourself are included, too. While the book is designed for a broad audience, each chapter concludes with educational considerations.
While every parent knows more of what to expect the next time round, the birth of a second child is no less momentous. Family relationships multiply, birth-order myths hover and sibling rivalry and parental exhaustion threaten. Yet the potential for joy and love within the family also expands, as if by magic. This new literary talent shines a tender insight on a forgotten subject: what it is to parent for the second time and what it is to forever be a younger child.
This practical guide for parents of young children with autism or developmental delays outlines simple and effective practices for developing communication, social and behavioural skills. Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age. This book is for parents of young children aged one-to-five years who are passionate about helping their child as well as learning how they can return their lives to as much normalcy as possible. This book introduces a novel approach to teaching children with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) but marries it with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use - whether or not their child has delays - to learn communication skills and socialisation strategies, as well as tackle sleep, eating, toileting and behaviour challenges in a positive, effective and lasting way. This book will teach parents that they can't afford to wait and empower them to regain hope and take back control with simple practices they can implement themselves - even 15 minutes a day - to dramatically improve outcomes for their children.
Crappy To Happy: Love Who You're With offers practical tools for good relationships, from a clinical psychologist and mindfulness educator. Friendships, partners, family: relationships are a defining part our lives, giving us joy and essential support for our physical and mental health. But they can also be complicated and difficult. And although our busy lives and social media mean we are interacting with more and more people all the time, are we really fostering our relationships in a way that is meaningful? In Crappy To Happy: Love Who You're With, psychologist Cassandra Dunn helps you to understand attachment, have courageous conversations, set healthy boundaries and even with what to do when a relationship has run its course. Ten easily digestible chapters are each followed by three key takeaway steps It's time for you to get connected with the people that matter most.
This stylish journal provides 365 daily prompts for mothers to acknowledge their thoughts and feelings, and to record the special moments in every mother's life. Nothing can prepare you for the gift of motherhood, and the busy pace life can take after being handed your bundle of joy. This journal provides the space to slow down and process these thoughts and feelings, and to diarise the moments you'll want to cherish. With writing prompts ranging from serious to whimsical and personal to global, this journal is the perfect celebration of family and the ideal gift for mothers at any and every stage of motherhood. Including thoughtful prompts such as: - What are your dreams for your children? - How resilient are you? - What has surprised you the most about motherhood? - What is the most amusing thing your child has ever said? - Write a letter to your ten-year-old self. - Who do you turn to for support?