Your Angry Child: A Guide for Parents / Edition 1

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Discover an important source of practical and understandable advice for parents of children with anger management issues! Your Angry Child: A Guide for Parents was created to provide parents of angry children and teenagers with an up-to-date understanding of the "whys" and "hows" of anger problems. You'll find specific, focused ways of helping angry children and managing the difficulties that anger causes-some brand new, some time-tested. Written by a psychologist with over 30 years of experience treating troubled and severely behaviorally disordered youth and 20 years experience as a forensic psychologist, this book provides practical and understandable advice that parents can make use of immediately. This insightful book presents up-to-date case histories, current research, and practical, down-to-earth techniques that can help parents of children and adolescents with anger problems. Extraordinarily useful for parents, this book is also an ideal adjunct to counseling and psychotherapy and an essential reference for teachers, pediatricians and family practice physicians, students of psychology, corrections officers, and others who work with angry/violent youth. The first chapters of Your Angry Child: A Guide for Parents provide a thoughtful introduction to child development concepts and the development of anger, examining how hostility and aggression impact the family and illustrating the effects of resistance and oppositional behavior. Next, the book focuses specifically on practical aspects of anger management.

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What People Are Saying

George Borelli
A SENSIBLE AND UNDERSTANDABLE EASY READ. Dr. Daniel L. Davis is a highly experienced clinician who takes very difficult and complex problems related to angry children and adolescents and expertly transforms them in to realistic, practical, and reasonable resolvable situations. Ways to incorporate anger management techniques are CLEAR, HELPFUL, AND DIRECTLY APPLICABLE FOR MOST PARENTS as well as clinicians. I EARNESTLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK to parents and clinicians alike. (Clinical Psychologist; Director, Columbus Psychological Services, Ohio)
W. David Dawdy
THOUGHTFUL AND WELL CRAFTED. . . . More than a 'cookbook' for understanding and caring for angry children. Unlike so many parent oriented self-help books, this one acknowledges the physical and physiological obstacles to successful treatment. Its practical suggestions about values, cooling down, and contracting with a teen will be especially helpful for haggard parents. Although it was written specifically for parents, I believe that this book will also find a place of prominence in the library of the primary care physician. (Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789012241
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.
The Problem of Aggression and Hostility in Today’s Society
The Effect of Hostility and Aggression Upon the Family
Resistance and Oppositional Behavior

Chapter 2.
Temperament and Anger
Thinking and Anger
The Development and Thought Processes
Moral Reasoning
Appraisal and Expectations: Developing Styles of Angry Thinking
Anger and Attachment
Anger and the Antisocial Child
Animal Cruelty and Fire Setting

Chapter 3.
The Development of Anger and Other Characteristics
Media and the Development of Violence

Chapter 4.
The Response of Anger

Chapter 5.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The Diagnosis of ADHD
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Diagnostic Criteria for Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Conduct Disorders
Diagnostic Criteria for Conduct Disorder
Causes of Conduct Disorder
Mood Disorders
Types of Mood Disorders and Diagnostic Criteria
Causes of Mood Disorders
Treatment of Depression
Anger and Substance Abuse

Chapter 6.
Children and Pre-Teenagers
Hot Thoughts and Cool Thoughts
Cooling Down
Anger Plans
Great, But What If All This Stuff Fails? Then What?

Chapter 7.
Adolescents and Behavior Management
Three Containers
Talking It Through the Family
It Really Isn’t What Is That Matters . . . It Is What We Believe
Problem Solving

Chapter 8.
Strength Building and Positive Role Models
Diversity and the Power of Others

Author Affiliations
Reference Notes Included
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