Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents: Uncommon Sense for Child Professionals / Edition 1

Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents: Uncommon Sense for Child Professionals / Edition 1

by Ron Taffel
     
 

ISBN-10: 159385093X

ISBN-13: 9781593850937

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Widely known for his popular parenting guides, seasoned family therapist Ron Taffel now provides a commonsense handbook for child professionals working with challenging families. The book is filled with insights gleaned from Taffel's 25+ years of clinical experience and more than 1000 workshops conducted with parents, kids, and professionals. Provided are concrete

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Widely known for his popular parenting guides, seasoned family therapist Ron Taffel now provides a commonsense handbook for child professionals working with challenging families. The book is filled with insights gleaned from Taffel's 25+ years of clinical experience and more than 1000 workshops conducted with parents, kids, and professionals. Provided are concrete strategies for building rapport with stressed-out parents, getting children and adolescents to talk about what really matters, spotting developmental and psychiatric problems before a crisis develops, and developing skills to strengthen kids' self-esteem and parents' effectiveness in setting limits. Special attention is given to the impact of pop culture and peer groups, as well as other pressing adolescent issues. Clearly recounted case vignettes get to the heart of what is going wrong between youngsters and their parents, and show how simple, empathic interventions can make a big difference. Also covered in depth are ways for professionals to handle their own emotional reactions to highly charged family situations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593850937
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
946,392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


1. Getting Started: How to Quickly Gather the Information That Counts
2. Down and Dirty Diagnosis: Spotting Developmental and Psychiatric Problems Early On
3. Tough Tykes: Getting Through to Difficult Children (2-10 Years Old)
4. Up Against the Wall: Getting Through to Difficult Parents
5. Gut Responses: Handling Anger, Outrage, Sexuality, and Other "Unprofessional" Feelings
6. Staying in Charge: Helping Parents Avoid the Traps of Modern Parenthood
7. The Second Family: Working with Adolescents in a Dangerous World
8. Resilient Kids: Nurturing Self-Esteem in 21st-Century Children and Adolescents
9. The Power of Two: Helping Parents Create a Unified Front
10. Families Under Siege: Helping Parents and Children Connect
11. At the Millennium: Toward a New Paradigm for Working with Children and Parents

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