When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury [NOOK Book]

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A Compassionate Guide for Parents

As a parent, what's harder to deal with than seeing your child in pain? It's especially frustrating when you feel like you've exhausted the resources you could use to help him or her stop hurting. And if your child is cutting or engaging in another form of self-injury, a behavior that you simply can't make any sense of in the first place, this feeling of helplessness can be unbearable.

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When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury

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Overview


A Compassionate Guide for Parents

As a parent, what's harder to deal with than seeing your child in pain? It's especially frustrating when you feel like you've exhausted the resources you could use to help him or her stop hurting. And if your child is cutting or engaging in another form of self-injury, a behavior that you simply can't make any sense of in the first place, this feeling of helplessness can be unbearable.

This book offers you information and advice for dealing with a child who is hurting him or herself. Learn why self-injury happens, how to identify it, and how to address this sensitive topic with calm and confidence. Follow the book's clear and simple plan for communicating with your child about this problem. Connect with the best kinds of professional help to get him or her through this painful time. Above all, rely on this compassionate and clinically sound book to give you the one thing you really need when your child is in pain-hope.

  • Learn about the causes and effects of self-injury
  • Identify the signs of self-harm
  • Communicate effectively with a child who is hurting him or herself
  • Choose the best professional help
  • Support your child's recovery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608823062
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 426,631
  • File size: 744 KB

Meet the Author


Sony Khemlani-Patel, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, where she specializes in the treatment and research of obsessive-compulsive spectrum, anxiety, and mood disorders as well as self-injury. She received her doctorate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.


Merry McVey-Noble, PhD, is a psychologist at the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, where she treats a number of adolescents and adults who engage in self-injurious behaviors. She is adjunct professor of psychology at Hofstra University, where she has taught for ten years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2007

    Highly Recommended

    This book will not only answer your questions, but also fill you in on everything you need to know about why your child does this (in clear detail) and the many ways you can help (what to say and what not to say, how to find the right treatment or therapy, how to prevent a relapse). After reading this book, I feel less afraid and more empowered. Truly, if you're going to read one book on the subject, make it this one!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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