TLC for Frazzled Kids: Helping Grown Ups Help Kids

TLC for Frazzled Kids: Helping Grown Ups Help Kids


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ISBN-13: 9780557560417
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 0.29(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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TLC FOR FRAZZLED KIDS, Helping Grown Ups Help Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Wendy78 More than 1 year ago
TLC for Frazzled Kids is an easy to read and relate to treasure of wisdom and perspective for parents, teachers, grandparents,for anyone who wants to understand and communicate better with children. The book is filled with life experience, humor and presents its key points clearly in a way that really engages the reader and inspires creative problem solving and deeper compassion for the child's viewpoint. I have been an educator for 47 years, am a mother and grandmother and recommend this book to those with lots of experience and to those new to the mysteries of loving and encouraging a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the Missing Manual life should have given with the children. Regardless of well they are doing, all children get Frazzled, this book will help you help them. Buy this book for the child in your life, for yourself, for their parents and grandparents.
ArtyWildMaker More than 1 year ago
The clarity in this little volume and the preface to the book lay out the snags and horrors of our teachers entering a "special education" category. The book details the pitfalls of working within established systems and the determination and courage that good dedicated teachers bring to the mix. TLC for Frazzled Kids shares most enlightened and practical ways to deal not only with the disoriented children in their classrooms but with themselves as teachers. The phenomenal wisdom from discipline and practice is clearly illustrated and defined so anyone can use this in their own lives and with their families. I found it very everyday-usable as a resource for my own learning difficulties and psychological left-overs. The writing is fabulous and I love the wild illustrations!
Ballot39 More than 1 year ago
This is a small, readable book, abundantly filled with practical knowledge that is useful for parents, grandparents, teachers and others who deal with kids, any kids. I found it immediately helpful with my grandchildren in redirecting their behavior. The authors have evidently had a great deal of "hands on" experience with children and teenagers. This is a must for those working with children, one of the best of its kind. If you want to know a lot with a short read this is the book for you.
AbbyMcCarrel More than 1 year ago
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read, historical and practical. This book starts with a story that is revealing and rich with experience and wisdom. It sets the stage for what is to follow, the process of TLC for Frazzled Kids. No matter the setting, parenting today has become more complicated and challenging. Our children are constantly bombarded with information and technology that overwhelm and stress them in ways we could never have imagined. As a result, parents and caregivers are challenged to focus on parenting like never before. TLC for Frazzled Kids brings adults back to the core principles of good parenting and therapeutic interventions, focusing on positive, strength-based, non-punitive interactions with children. As parents and caregivers, we can be quick to react and step into conflicts with children that express our frustration, but do not honor the child's needs. Hence, we miss out on opportunities to teach and build self-esteem. The process of TLC for Frazzled Kids reminds and guides parents back to what is important, that is, protecting, leading, teaching, guiding, listening, understanding, supporting, and treating our most precious children with tender loving care.
BerylSBissell More than 1 year ago
Don't let the modest size of TLC for Frazzled Kids: Helping Grown Ups Help Kids by Nancy Goodell and Ann Garrett fool you. Its 104 pages are packed with so much wisdom that, while reading it, I kept asking myself "Where was this book when I needed it?" This mighty little book could also be titled TLC for Frazzled Parents of Frazzled Kids. Every page within every short chapter throws a lifeline to parents and caretakers at their wits end as to how best help their children during difficult times. Goodell and Garrett have spent their lives working with children who exhibit out-of-control behaviors. During her 40 years as a teacher serving at-risk children during which Goodell developed a model that help grownups help kids. Garrett, the author of six published children's books, spent years working with severely disturbed children and began using Goodell's model while working with her at a therapeutic school. "We cannot protect our children from the challenges they face, but we can support them to learn strategies that will enable them to be safe and successful, even when they are stressed," writes Goodell. Over the years, her definition of frazzled kids has broadened to include all children who at one time or another lose control. Delightfully illustrated by renowned cartoonist Gaspar Vaccaro, TLC for Frazzled Kids provides adults with a step-by-step process to use with "frazzled" children. The techniques are simple. For example: set clear limits to ensure safety and success; issue comprehensible guidance and offer affirming feedback; apply logical and natural consequences to reinforce personal responsibility; encourage honesty in a non-punitive environment; maintain a calm, balanced, non-threatening demeanor; establish routines; have realistic expectations; encourage children to recognize their bodily responses to stress and to develop calming strategies. Not all of us are prepared to be the parent our children need us to be. This book can help rectify that situation. Parents and children can build the bridge together.
Nancy_Noto More than 1 year ago
This book is pure gold. Nancy Goodell and Ann Garrett have distilled decades of working with children into an easy-to-follow and effective method for creating sanity and peace when children are in meltdown. As an elementary school teacher, I've watched children physically relax and begin problem solving when I use these strategies to facilitate conflicts -- both on the playground and in the classroom. What I love most about the authors' approach is that children and adults both come through with self respect intact. This volume is concise, straight forward, and one you will want to carry around in your back pocket to help you do well by the children in your care.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago