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If your child or teen's emotional or behavioral difficulties are getting in the way of success at home, at school, or in social situations, Skills Training for Struggling Kids will help you understand your child's behavior and provide practical ways to increase their skills in managing emotions, conflict, and social situations. Dr. Bloomquist, a child psychologist, provides lots of checklists, worksheets, and tips for implementing strategies that meet your child's specific needs.
Number of Pages: 275
Vendor: Guilford Press
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 10.04 X 8.00 (inches)|
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Follow rules and behave honestly.
Curb angry outbursts.
Make and maintain friendships.
Express feelings productively.
Stay on task at school.
Resolve conflicts with siblings.
Loads of checklists, worksheets, and troubleshooting tips help you select and implement the strategies that meet your child's specific needs. You'll also build your own skills for parenting effectively when the going gets tough. Systematic, compassionate, and practical, the book is grounded in state-of-the-art research. The road to positive changes for your child and family starts here.
Mental health professionals, see also the related title The Practitioner Guide to Skills Training for Struggling Kids.
"We have been using the methods in this book with our two children for a while--Dr. Bloomquist's positive skills-building program is powerful! Practicing the skills and making them part of our everyday life has helped us grow closer as a family."--Margaret N.
"Bloomquist draws on a wealth of experience in both research and applied settings. Strengths of this parent guide include its focus on children's and teens' competencies across a broad age span; the inclusion of strategies to enhance parental well-being and family functioning; and the emphasis on skills building for both children and parents. Highly recommended!"--Robert J. McMahon, PhD, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, and Child and Family Research Institute, Canada