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The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five
     

The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five ""Difficult"" Types of Children

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by Stanley I. Greenspan, Jacqueline Salmon (With), Jacrueline Salmon
 

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Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D., is the first to show parents how to match their parenting to the challenges of their particular child. He identifies

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Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D., is the first to show parents how to match their parenting to the challenges of their particular child. He identifies and vividly describes these five universal temperaments and then, with great empathy, shows parents how each of these children actually experiences the world and how to use daily childrearing to enhance an individual child's strengths and talents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201441932
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
291,453
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., author of the widely used and praised books The Challenging Child and (with Serena Wieder, Ph.D.) Engaging Autism, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Jacqueline Salmon, a staff writer on the Washington Post, is the mother of two young children and has lived the very issues outlined in this book.

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The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five Difficult Types of Children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is a great place for even the most organized of parents to get ideas for dealing with their challenging child. As the book points out, one of the reasons that a challenging child is so difficult, is that they don't respond to punishment - they don't seem to learn from their mistakes, the way other children do. This book gives many tools to help parents provide a structure, supported by positive reinforcement, that motivates a challenging child to grow and improve their everyday functioning and productivity. We have been using the organization and system of positive rewards for my child for the past 6 weeks and have had great success keeping him on track, the house organized, and his grades up. The best part is that the yelling that seemed to have become a common, everyday occurance is almost non-existant. Everyone in the home, parents and children are much more relaxed and happier as a result. I can't recomend this book enough.