Helping Children with Troubled Parents

A Guidebook

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351706578

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 5842


This book is designed to enable practitioners to help children whose emotional wellbeing is being adversely affected by troubled parents. These are children who live with the burden of having to navigate their parent's troubled emotional states, often leaving them with a mass of painful feelings about a chaotic and disturbing world. They can feel alarmed by their parent rather than experiencing them as 'home', and a place of safety and solace. The author explores the fact that when parents are preoccupied with their own troubles, they are often unable to effectively address their child's core relational needs, e.g. soothing, validating, attunement, co-adventure, interactive play. As a result, children are left self-helping, which all too often means drugs, drink, self-harm, depression, anxiety, eating disorders or problems with anger in the teenage years. This guidebook offers readers a wealth of vital theory and effective interventions for working with these children and, specifically, the key feelings such children need help with. Particular focus is given to the effects on children of: family breakdown; separation and divorce; witnessing parents fighting; and parents who suffer from depression or anxiety, mental or physical ill-health, alcohol or drug addiction. Readers will learn: the complexity of children's feelings about their troubled parents; how to enable children to address their unspoken hurt, fear, grief, rage, and resentment about their troubled parent in order to move forward in their lives; how to empower children to find their voice when they have been left in the role of impotent bystander; effective parent-child intervention when parental troubles are adversely affecting the child; and how to help a parent and child 'find' each other again.

Raising Troubled Kids

ADvice from Parents of Children with Mental Illness Or an Emotional Disorder

Author: Margaret Puckette

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781419693427

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

View: 7544


For parents and family members who live with a troubled child orteen, this is a fact-filled and practical guide for achievingstability and well-being by managing daily life in a stressfulhome.

Working With Troubled Children

Author: James M. Kauffman,Frederick J. Brigham

Publisher: Attainment Company Inc

ISBN: 1578617286

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 1865


The lives of young people with behavior problems tend to be among the least satisfying of all. If their problems become the disorders that are defined as disabilities in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), then their happiness and academic progress in school and their adult life course is likely to compare unfavorably to that of others. In this book, noted professors and specialists on childhood behavior disorders James M. Kauffman and Frederick J. Brigham show teachers and parents of troubled children how to recognize problems early and take appropriate actions before they become Sthe severe, protracted difficulties for which special education is designed.

Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens

A Practical Guide to Getting Them Back on Track

Author: Connie LMHC Rae

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144127006X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4781


A Road Map for Parenting in the Troubled Years It is never too late for parents to reach their teenager or young adult. Licensed counselor Connie Rae draws from professional and personal experience to provide insight, encouragement, and advice. Offering wise counsel and a reassuring tone, she helps parents better understand their child's temperament, their own parenting style, and the developmental process their child is going through. She also discusses the world in which their teenager is growing up, which is very different than many parents realize. Each chapter ends with a list of practical steps and a prayer, giving parents wise advice but also offering hope through the process.

Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627843

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 8051


The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.

Troubled Children/Troubled Parents: The Way Out

Sound Advice and Some Case Histories to Make You a More Understanding and Effective Parent in Coping with Your Childlren's Problems

Author: Stanley Goldstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971770584

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 7094


Dr. Stanley Goldstein IDENTIFIES: The nine Signals For Concern: indicators of distress in a child; and the periods of natural childhood stress when your child must be unhappy. He EXPLAINS: How to diagnose your child's symptoms of distress; How to survive those times of stress; and the key techniques for successful parent intervention; He DISCUSSES: The emotions naturally experienced by parents when their child is troubled; Those times when parents are not enough;the kind of help to expect from a psychotherapist; and He DESCRIBES: Some children who did not receive the kind of care they needed--until it was nearly too late.Stanley Goldstein is an author and psychologist who has appeared on national broadcasts including The Larry King Show and CourtTV. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

You Are Not Alone

Hope for Hurting Parents of Troubled Kids

Author: Dena Yohe

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 1601428375

Category: Hope

Page: 224

View: 2105


Offers guidance and inspiration for parents dealing with children suffering through self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, sharing healthy ways of maintaining other relationships and retaining hope through difficult times.

Parenting a Troubled Teen

Manage Conflict and Deal with Intense Emotions Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Patricia E. Zurita Ona

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259003

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 2323


Raising a teen is tough—especially when your teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book will give you the tools you need to stop unwittingly reinforcing your teen’s bad behavior, reduce conflicts, and get your teen on track with the things that really matter. If you have a teen who experiences extreme emotions, either as a result of a mental health diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), or simply because you have a highly emotional teen, you probably need help right now. Parenting a teen comes with its own challenges, but when your teen acts out you may feel like you are at your wits end. To make matters worse, you may have difficulty managing your own emotions and responses. Written by an expert in teen mental health, Parenting a Troubled Teen is based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In the book, you'll find the tools you need to parent your troubled teen, pay attention to your own reactions, and put an end to the cycle of conflict that has taken over your home. In this book, you’ll learn to observe the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that drive your own parenting behaviors, and how these behaviors can impact your teen. This is not a book about how to be a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and reacts negatively to a situation from time to time. But if you’re committed to improving your relationship with your teen, helping them take charge of their emotions, and ending family conflict, this practical guide will show you how.

Monica Plum's Horrid Problem

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351702521

Category: Education

Page: 73

View: 8193


This is a story for children with troubled parents. Monica has a horrid problem. It gets everywhere: into her schoolwork, her dreams, and her ability to make friends. People keep telling her to cheer up. She can't. She feels as if she is carrying around some very heavy luggage. Then one day, a helpful teacher sees how miserable Monica is, and tells her about the knights in the world, who are posing as people. In a whispering wood, Monica finds some of these knights. They teach her how to make her problem far less horrid. In particular they show her how to cope when other people's problems weigh you down and make you feel miserable. Most importantly they show her how to do life well. Monica leaves whispering wood feeling empowered and ready to face what she could not face before.

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Author: Kim S. Golding,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052271

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 3488


Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

Helpg Childn Troubled Parents / Monica

Plums Horrid Problem

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780863888014


Page: 321

View: 8773


This practical guidebook, with a beautifully-illustrated storybook, enables teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. This is a guide book to help children who suffer the effects of:fFamily breakdown, separation and divorce, and witnessing parents fighting. It is suitable for Parents who suffer from depression or anxiety, mental or physical ill-health, alcohol or drug addiction. Monica Plum's Horrid Problemis a story for children with troubled parents. Monica Plus has a horrid problem. It gets everywhere: into her school work, her dreams, her ability to make friends. People keep telling her to cheer up. She can't. She feels as if she is carrying around some very heavy luggage. Then one day, a helpful teacher sees how miserable Monica is, and tells her about the knights in the world, who are posing as people. In a whispering wood, Monica finds some of these knights. They teach her how to make her problem far less horrid. In particular they show her how to cope when other people's problems weigh you down and make you feel miserable. Most importantly they show her how to do life well. Monica leaves whispering wood feeling empowered and ready to face what she could not face before.

Helping Families with Troubled Children

A Preventive Approach

Author: Carole Sutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470030038

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 2355


In ‘Helping Families with Troubled Children’ Carole Sutton stresses the importance of attempting to work with families before difficult behaviour becomes entrenched and resistant to intervention, preferably at or before the age of 2 years. Drawing on social learning theory and cognitive behavioural principles, she provides a structured approach to intervention (ASPIRE -Assessment, planning, implementation, review and evaluation) and guides practitioners to work supportively with parents. Updated with the latest research findings in a number of areas of children’s difficulties, specific chapters address sleep problems, anxiety and depression, eating problems, wetting and soiling, serious behaviour problems and ADHD.

Helping Children with Low Self-Esteem

A Guidebook

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351692968

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4564


This is a guidebook to help children who: "don't like themselves or feel there is something fundamentally wrong with them"; "have been deeply shamed"; "have received too much criticism or haven't been encouraged enough"; "let people treat them badly because they feel they don't deserve better"; "do not accept praise or appreciation because they feel they don't deserve it"; "feel defeated by life, fundamentally unimportant, unwanted or unlovable"; "bully because they think they are worthless or think they are worthless because they are bullied"; and "feel they don't belong or do not seek friends because they think no-one would want to be their friend.

Co-parenting 101

Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce

Author: Deesha Philyaw,Michael D. Thomas

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824659

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 5461


A successful co-parenting relationship is as vital to your child's well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. Research, anecdotal evidence, and plain common sense all point to the fact that children are happier, healthier, and better adjusted when both of their parents play an active role in their lives. Studies also show that the trauma children experience in the wake of a divorce or separation can be lessened when they see their parents getting along. Kids whose parents successfully co-parent feel more secure than those who have limited or no connection to one of their parents post divorce. Co-Parenting 101 is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents—not just the primary guardian—is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse. Authors Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas, the creators of the popular co-parenting website,, share their own experiences raising their children together, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book a great resource for divorced parents with children. For parents, less time stressed out about legal wrangling means more time to be fully present and engaged with the children. By learning to put their animosity aside, parents can focus on putting their kids first.

Parenting with Positive Behavior Support

A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child's Difficult Behavior

Author: Meme Hieneman,Karen Childs,Jane Sergay

Publisher: Brookes Pub


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 206

View: 4666


A must-have resource for families and the professionals who support them!"--Jacket.

I Still Love You

Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from Their Parents

Author: Michael Ungar

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459729846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 3750


Therapist and family and youth specialist Michael Ungar takes readers inside of a weekly support group for families with difficult children. Using the struggles of the families and his own experiences with a troubled upbringing, Ungar lays out nine strategies for parents to help difficult children grow and flourish.

Helping Your Troubled Teen

Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today's Teens and Preteens

Author: Cynthia S Kaplan,Blaise Aguirre,Michael Rater

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1616734272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 347


The first "adolescent primer" on the market Destructive trends among today's youth are growing, making life very different from when their parents were growing up. The primary four self-destructive behaviors in adolescence today are excessive alcohol and substance abuse, promiscuity, self mutilation (ie: cutting and burning), and eating disorders. These will be covered in detail, along with other issues like Internet addiction and suicide. These problems are not only detrimental to teens' mental and physical health, but the legal consequences for injurious behavior have also changed. Identification and prevention are the most important aspects in stopping teenage self-destructive behavior. This book offers a comprehensive look at teens self destructive behavior and gives parents solutions for dealing with it. Helping Your Troubled Teen instructs parents on how to identify an at-risk adolescent and discuss warning signs of injurious behavior, before the problem(s) become severe enough that a child is in crisis and/or legal actions are taken against them. Personal anecdotes and testimonials from both parents and their teenagers who have been confronted with and have engaged in self-destructive behavior are also included. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. Founded in 1811 as the original psychiatric department of the MGH, it moved to Belmont in 1895. McLean Hospital operates the largest psychiatric neuroscience research program of any Harvard University-affiliated facility and of any private psychiatric hospital in the country. The Child and Adolescent Program at McLean Hospital is one of the foremost clinical programs for helping young people and their families cope with psychiatric illness and the challenges it often brings. There are extensive ties with community services, and each therapeutic program of children and adolescents in inpatient, residential and outpatient services is tailored to the specific needs of the child and family.

Helping Children with Loss

A Guidebook

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351693131

Category: Education

Page: 89

View: 9309


This is a guidebook to help children who: are suffering from the pain of loss or separation from someone or something they love deeply; have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die; are obsessed with their absent parent; have lost someone they love, but have never really mourned; are trying to manage all their painful feelings of loss by themselves; feel that they have lost the love of someone they love deeply; are suffering from separation anxiety; and are adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent terribly. Helping Children with Loss Using this engaging story and practical guidebook you can help children suffering from the pain of loss or separation. They may be: grieving for the death of a parent, relative or important friend; obsessed with an absent parent; struggling to mourn a loss; trying to manage all of their painful feelings by themselves; suffering from separation anxiety; and adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent.

Help at Any Cost

How the Troubled-teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids

Author: Maia Szalavitz

Publisher: Riverhead Books


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 326

View: 2702


An investigative exposâe of the brutal conditions in treatment programs designed for troubled teens cites scaremonger tactics used by top programs as well as the survival stories of young people who have been abused by them.