Problem Child or Quirky Kid?: A Commonsense Guideby Rita Sommers-Flanagan, John Sommers-Flanagan, John Sommers-Flanagan
Drawing on their years as counselors and teachers, authors Rita and John Sommers-Flanagan consider what's "normal" and what's not. They cover common and not-so-common childhood problems -- fears and worries; trouble sleeping or eating; problems with attention and hyperactivity; up-and-down moods; sexual development issues; getting along with others; childhood stress and trauma; resistance, disobedience, and anger; aggressive and destructive behaviors; suicidal tendencies; alcohol and drug use; and many more. They explain each problem in clear, non-jargony language, give examples, list warning signs to watch for, offer helpful hints you can try at home, and suggest ways to decide if it's time to seek professional help. What if it is? They guide you through the process, from gathering information to making the call. Rita and John are parents, too. They know from their own experience that parenting takes more than love. It also takes patience, courage, and a willingness to learn new things. This book won't give you a Ph.D. in parenting. It will give you strategies, insights, and solid information. Read it, think about it, try the ideas, and learn more from the resources described in the "Check It Out" sections at the end of each chapter. Instead of asking, "Is my child normal?" you'll know how to help your child live well.
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