Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors

by Heather T. Forbes, B. Bryan Post

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ISBN-13: 9780977704002
Publisher: Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is talking about Reactive Attachment Disorder, not kids in general. I adopted my Russian daughters when they were 13 and 9. The older one has classic RAD, and it's been a nightmare. After having read this book, and observed my daughter for 8 years, I can say that Forbes absolutely nails it. But don't think that this books is particularly applicable to ALL kids. RAD is a nightmare that never ends. In the end, you have to deal with them just the way Forbes does or you will go insane. when you're fighting a battle that you can't win, and can't quit, then a third alternative must be found. She has found it. No, she will NOT "cure" your kid. She doesn't claim to be able to. She's helping you salvage what you can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My biological child is dealing with childhood trauma anxiety and anger issues. This book came highly recommended by a youth councilor professional who works with middle school age children with behavioral issues. I found the behavior breakdown in this book an easy read and quite simple concept on how to assess a situation before getting sucked into one as we often do as parents. I enjoyed the book and thought that the information was more valuable than a years worth of professionals recommending me medicate my child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you are a parent or professional working with children from the foster care sysytem. This is a great book that will provide hope for children that have been through trauma in their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolute must read for anyone working with children who have suffered trauma in any degree.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The authors offer a different approach to difficult behaviors that stem from early childhood trauma. They propose empathy and reassurance in the face of misbehavior with the idea that children are acting out of fear, not out of a desire to manipulate or control. It is a different approach and has the potential for emotional healing. There are some personal experiences in the back of the book that illustrate ways to put this approach in action, and overall this book is short and easy to read.
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I was at my wits end til I read this book then I had to get Volume 1.
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I wanted to like this book, because it advocates a gentle style of parenting that I would like to live up to. I wanted it to debunk the pseudoscience of the Foster Cline's and Nancy Thomas's of this world. But it is full of pseudoscience too, not to mention simple typographical and grammatical errors and specious arguments. Very depressing. At the same time, the practical suggestions for dealing with traumatized kids are more effective with my child - who has enormous stress and fear arising from his history of broken bonds - than any of the hard-nosed semi-abusive crap advocated by the "traditional" attachment therapists, and I can only ascribe that to the practical experience of the authors in dealing with troubled kids. I recommend the techniques to parents, but I question the foundation, which makes the entire book very unsatisfying.
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wow, self publishing is certainly the way to go when you can not (and would not want) obtain what would normally be sought in a booklet like this - peer review.  with absolutely no research cited for what amounts to be a personal opinion theory (the stress model), none of what follows has any credibility.  i can not imagine what grade the author received when they put this in front of their thesis committee.