No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-control Behavior

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-control Behavior

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No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-control Behavior by Jed Baker, Carol Stock Kranowitz


It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns.
 
Helpful chapters include:

  • Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enough
  • What are meltdowns made of?
  • Accepting and appreciating our children
  • De-escalating a meltdown
  • Understanding why repeat problems occur
  • Creating a prevention plan
  • Demands
  • Waiting
  • Threats to self-image
  • Unmet wishes for attention

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932565621
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 106,454
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Jed Baker, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with over 12 years experience leading theraputic groups with children, adults and families. He is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school systems, providing social skills training for students with pervasive developmental disorders and learning disabilities. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training throughout the Northeast on social skills training for individuals with Asperger Sydrome and related pervasive developmental disorders.

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No More Meltdowns 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
No More Meltdowns is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Baker's book, No more Meltdowns, has been such a help for me in providing effective methods to parents and children in my practice. The book set up is easy to follow and provides great examples for parents to relate to. For anyone working with children and for any parent who has been in those moments of a meltdown, this book is for you!
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TrinaH More than 1 year ago
I think every Parent/teacher/childcare worker should read this. The book is an easy read. You will love it and have a better understanding when dealing with children, not only on the spectrum but off.
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Great, practical guidance on helping children (and adults) manage their behavior for the better!
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Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
having bought the summary of this book from parentsdigest, I have to say - this is utterly indispensable in helping us keep peace and order to our home. It helps us to be able to avoid a power struggle when we hit 'meltdown level.'