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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
Narrated by: Pam Ward
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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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 zero 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.

©2009 Pat Harvey and Jeanine A. Penzo (P)2015 Tantor

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  • 5(me)ly
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • 09-26-17

This is a very factual, instructional book with a

This is a very factual instructional book with a lot of helpful information.
It is very consistent and provides a program with clear steps that are explained and based off of science and not opinion.
Does not have unnecessary information trying to convince and encourage you. That may feel "dry" to some people, to me it is a very good thing, in some books the "bla bla bla" part takes up to 50 percent of the book and the instructions can fit on 2 pages. This is not one of those.

Recommend!

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take notes.

book pieces together dbt and parenting in a very accessible way. has good instruction for parents and providers.

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a must read for parents

a must read for all parents, or gaurdians of children. you will learn a lot

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  • karen
  • Brookline, Ma United States
  • 05-01-19

Solid and sensible

Framework that supports parents and children accepting child and situation while working towards “better”. Will recommend to parents and professionals.

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  • Tania B.
  • 08-03-19

Full of examples

well explained and full of examples.
made me see things in a different way, reminding me what is important.
gave ideas and examples where we can add certain rules or contracts as they say.

still have to implement it, be consistent and remember "we are doing the best we can".

it doesn't give very deep study into it, but it explains, give ideas and examples, makes you realise what is important and remind that is not just the parent and child who benefit from the implementation of a plan.

I will most likely read it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-19

Very insightful and helpful

If you have a child whose behaviour feels out of co trip or overwhelming, despite you best efforts, this book will provide reassurance that you are doing OK and you are not alone. There are lots of examples and concrete suggestions and tips too. Thank you authors and audible!