Expanded and completely revised, the classic and definitive work on parenting hard-to-raise children with new sections on ADHD and the latest medications for childhood disorders.
Temperamentally difficult children can confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They often act defiant, stubborn, loud, aggressive, or hyperactive. They can also be clingy, shy, whiny, picky, and impossible at bedtime, mealtimes, and in public places. This landmark book has been completely revised to include the latest information on ADHD, medications, and a reassuring approach to all aspects of childhood behavioral disorders.
In this parenting classic, Dr. Stanley Turecki, one of the nation's most respected experts on children and discipline--and himself the father of a once difficult child--offers compassionate and practical advice to parents of hard-to-raise children. Based on his experience with thousands of families in the highly successful Difficult Children Program he developed for Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, his step-by-step approach shows you how to:
Identify your child's temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties Manage common--often "uncontrollable"--conflict situations expertly and gently Make discipline more effective and get better results with less punishment Get support from schools, doctors, professionals, and support groups Understand ADHD and other common diagnoses, and decide if medication is right for your child Make the most of the tremendous potential and creativity that many "difficult" children have
Drawing on his experience with thousands of families in his highly successful Difficult Child Program, Dr. Turecki shows parents how to:
Identify their child's difficult temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties
Manage typical conflict situations expertly and kindly
Make discipline more effective and get better results with less punishment
Get support from schools, doctors, and others
Understand ADHD and other common diagnoses, and decide whether medication is right for their child
Make the most of the child's creativity and potential -->
About the Author
Stanley Turecki, M.D., is a child and family psychiatrist and the father of a once difficult child. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, holds appointments at two New York hospitals, and is the physician-in-charge of the Difficult Child Center in New York City.
Leslie Tonner is the author of two previous works of non-fiction and four novels.
PRAISE FROM PARENTS:
"Dr. Turecki's understanding and knowledge of children with difficult temperaments is astounding."
"The Difficult Child Program taught me to be a better parent to my difficult child and also made me a better parent for my 'easy' child."
"Dr. Turecki's program has taught me the real meaning of motherhood."
PRAISE FROM PROFESSIONALS:
"This book is great! The approach to discipline is one of the best I have seen. It is a real contribution to parents." --T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
"A clear and lucid prescription of how to deal with a difficult child. The compassionate understanding of the author is evident throughout." --Irving Phillips, M.D., Past President, American Academy of Child Psychiatry
"A cornucopia of good ideas for assessing and intervening in these often disastrous relationship patterns." --Donald A. Block, M.D., Past President, The American Family Therapy Academy
"A unique and extremely valuable book. I can recommend it enthusiastically." --William B. Carey, M.D., Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; author of Understanding Your Child's Temperament
"This volume will sit on my shelf between Spock and Gesell." --Richard L. Saphir, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Virtually every teacher has taught a child who is 'difficult' to handle. This book is invaluable in helping teachers and parents understand the roots of this behavior and thus, helping them cope more effectively." --Ellen Galinsky, co-author of The Preschool Years, President, The National Association for the Education of Young Children