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Why Can't My Child Behave? [electronic resource] : Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families

Elliott, Amber. (Author).

Summary:

Why Can't My Child Behave? gives a step-by-step guide to understanding empathy and provides a readable and authoritative book on dealing with childrens' challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families.

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  • ISBN: 9780857006714
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (250 p.)
  • Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.

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Description based upon print version of record.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why Can't MyChild Behave?Empathic Parenting Strategies that Workfor Adoptive and Foster Families; Foreword; Chapter 1: 'I've Tried Everything! Why Isn't It Working?'; The long answer…; A couple of clarifications; The importance of getting it right; What's wrong with reward-punishment strategies?: 'old logic glasses'; So why are the 'old logic glasses' so commonly used?; The science behind the 'new logic glasses'; 'But won't he think he can get away with murder if I don't put in boundaries?'; Put simply…; You already know the answers!; The short answer…
What is empathic behaviour management (EBM)?Chapter 2: The Importance of Carers' Emotions; 'Why are we talking about me? Just tell me what to do with my child!'; Empathy is the key; Why empathy can be so difficult; How to deal with your negative feelings in the moment; Compassion fatigue: 'I couldn't do what you've done!'; When two worlds collide; Your support; Why is damaged empathy so difficult to acknowledge?; What are the consequences of waning empathy?; 'I don't recognise myself'/'I've turned into my mother!'; Chapter 3: Attention-Seeking Versus Attachment-Seeking
'Ignore him, he's just attention-seeking'Why do babies seek attachment?; What is attachment-seeking?; Attachment-seeking and you; Reward-punishment responses to attachment-seeking; Empathic behaviour management strategies; Chapter 4: The Red Mist; What is the red mist?; Typical reward-punishment strategies for rage outbursts; Making sense of rage outbursts; Rage outbursts and you; Consequences of not responding empathically to rage outbursts; Empathic behaviour management strategies: rage outbursts; Chapter 5: The Girl in a Bubble; Introduction to the 'zoning out' phenomenon
What is zoning out?Typical strategies; Making sense of zoning out; Consequences of not responding empathically to zoning out; Empathic behaviour management strategies: zoning out; Chapter 6: The High-Energy Child; Examples; Typical reward-punishment strategies for high-energy children; Making sense of energetic children; Consequences of using reward-punishment thinking with high-energy children; Empathic behaviour management strategies for high-energy children; Chapter 7: Wrestling for Control; Examples of controlling behaviour; Other examples; Typical strategies
Making sense of the need for controlConsequences of using reward-punishment thinking with children who control; Empathic behaviour management strategies for children who control; Chapter 8: Lying; Examples; Promoting a useful image; Protective denial; Carers' reactions and typical strategies; Understanding the need to 'lie'; Consequences of using reward-punishment strategies with children's 'lies'; Empathic behaviour management strategies for children who lie; Chapter 9: Sexualised Behaviour; Examples of sexualised behaviour; Sexualised behaviour towards adults
Sexualised behaviour towards other children
Summary, etc.:
Why Can't My Child Behave? gives a step-by-step guide to understanding empathy and provides a readable and authoritative book on dealing with childrens' challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families.
Subject: Adopted children
Foster children
Parenting
Problem children.
Genre: Electronic books.

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