A revolutionary new approach to
understanding and parenting children who
frequently exhibit severe fits of temper
and other intractable behaviors, from a
distinguished clinician and pioneer in
this field, now updated to include the
most recent research. Everyone
knows an explosive child that has had
frequent, extreme fits of temper, and
leaves his or her parents standing
helpless in their fear, frustration.
Most of these parents have tried
everything, from reasoning, behavior
modification, therapy, medication, and
have been unsuccessful. They
wonder if their child is abnormal or
just plain bad.
Dr. Ross Greene, having worked with
thousands of explosive children, has
good news: these kids aren't bad, and
neither are their parents. Rather,
explosive children suffer from a
physiological deficiency in frustration
tolerance and flexibility.
Throughout this compassionate book, Dr.
Greene demonstrates why traditional
treatments don't work for these kids and
offers a new conceptual framework for
understanding their behavior, along with
new language to describe it. He
explains the latest scientific findings
about the importance of flexibility,
and, most important, shows parents
specific, practical ways they can
recognize the signs of an impending
explosion so they can defuse tension,
and reduce frustration levels for the
Author: Ross W. Greene Ph. D.