Synopses & Reviews
Temperamentally difficult children confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They are often demanding, defiant, stubborn, loud, impulsive, or wild. Some can be clingy, shy, negative, whiny, and picky. Most are impossible at bedtime, mealtimes, or in public places. Tantrums, even "meltdowns", are common. But even the worst behavior may not be your child's fault -- or yours, either!
HOW TO HELP -- AND COPE WITH -- THE DIFFICULT CHILD
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, his step-by-step approach shows you how to:
Identify your child's temperament, using a ten-point checklist to pinpoint specific difficulties
-- Manage typical conflicts expertly -- with kindness and firmness
-- Make discipline more effective, so you punish much less
-- Get support from schools, doctors, and other parents
-- Understand ADHD, ADD, and other diagnoses, and decide if medication is right for your child
-- Accept and respect your child as an individual
-- Make the most of the creativity and positive potential of your difficult child
Includes bibliographical references (p. -284) and index.
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.