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Parenting a child who has intense emotions : dialectical behavior therapy skills to help your child regulate emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviors / Pat Harvey and Jeanine A. Penzo.

By: Harvey, Pat.
Contributor(s): Penzo, Jeanine A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2009Description: ix, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781572246492 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1572246499 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Emotional problems of children | Behavior disorders in children | Child psychotherapy -- Parent participation | Child rearingDDC classification: 649/.154
Contents:
Emotional intensity and your child's feelings -- Effective parenting -- Understanding what your child is telling you -- Responding when your child is overwhelmed by emotions -- Teaching your child to manage feelings -- Behavioral principles and intense behaviors -- Maintaining expectations, limits, and routines -- Decreasing tantrums, aggression, and other problem behaviors -- School-related diffculties -- The impact of intense emotions on the entire family -- Caring for yourself and living your life.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-207).

Emotional intensity and your child's feelings -- Effective parenting -- Understanding what your child is telling you -- Responding when your child is overwhelmed by emotions -- Teaching your child to manage feelings -- Behavioral principles and intense behaviors -- Maintaining expectations, limits, and routines -- Decreasing tantrums, aggression, and other problem behaviors -- School-related diffculties -- The impact of intense emotions on the entire family -- Caring for yourself and living your life.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part 1 You, Your Child, and Emotional Intensity
  • Chapter 1 Emotional Intensity and Your Child's Feelings (p. 9)
  • Chapter 2 Effective Parenting (p. 31)
  • Part 2 Responding to Your Child's Feelings
  • Chapter 3 Understanding What Your Child Is Telling You (p. 63)
  • Chapter 4 Responding When Your Child Is Overwhelmed by Emotions (p. 85)
  • Chapter 5 Teaching Your Child to Manage Feelings (p. 99)
  • Part 3 Responding to Your Child's Behaviors
  • Chapter 6 Behavioral Principles and Intense Behaviors (p. 113)
  • Chapter 7 Maintaining Expectations, Limits, and Routines (p. 135)
  • Chapter 8 Decreasing Tantrums, Aggression, and Other Problem Behaviors (p. 145)
  • Chapter 9 School-Related Difficulties (p. 157)
  • Part 4 Helping Your Whole Family: Minimizing Collateral Damage
  • Chapter 10 The Impact of Intense Emotions on the Entire Family (p. 173)
  • Chapter 11 Caring for Yourself and Living Your Life (p. 187)
  • Appendix: Resources for Parents (p. 201)
  • References (p. 205)