From Chaos to Calm

From Chaos to Calm

Effective Parenting for Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavioral Problems

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780399526619
  • 352 Pages
  • TarcherPerigee
  • Adult


Three points of view-parent’s, therapist’s, and child’s-make this the most practical guide on the market for raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or other behavioral issues.

Traditional parenting and discipline books aren’t effective for parents who are dealing with kids with ADHD, OCD, depression or other disorders. They need a guide that will help them with the unique discipline and organization challenges kids with these issues have. When getting up, going to school, completing homework, helping with chores, and getting to bed all become battlegrounds, the step-by-step proven techniques presented here will help parents achieve peace in their households. It will teach parents how to:

* Engage in proactive, not reactive, parenting
* Discipline consistently and effectively
* Deal with stalling, forgetting, overreacting, and other everyday behavior problems
* Work with a child’s teachers, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Chaos Reigns: Theodore, the Less-Easy Child
2. “Help!”: Getting the Right Help and Knowing When to Use It
3. The Power of the Pill: Neither Curse nor Cure
4. Getting Up, Going to Bed, and Other Routines: How to Restructure Daily Life So It Isn’t Pure Hell
5. “That’s It! I’ve Had It!!!”: How to Get Your Child to Do What You Want Him to Do
6. “Where Did I Go Wrong?”: Shedding Bad Habits
7. “I Can’t Take It Anymore!”: Devising Solutions for Specific Problems
8. “How Is My Kid (How Am I) Ever Going to Make It Through School?”: Parents and Educators Working Together
9. “What? I Have to Do It Myself?”: Fostering Independence and Responsibility
10. Make New Friends But Keep the Old: Learning the Stuff Everyone Else Just Picks Up
11. “We’re All in This Together”: Restructuring Family Dynamics
12. Striving to Maintain Calm: Taking It One Day at a Time
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