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Helping Your Angry Child [Paperback]

D.G. Nemeth , K.P. Ray , Maydel Morin Schexnayder

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21 July 2003
The authors of Helping Your Angry Child conducted a wide-ranging, ten-year clinical study in which parents participated with school staff and children in anger-management training. They learned that when children expressed their anger, parents took it personally, got caught in negative reactions, had difficulty staying in proper parental roles, and were bewildered by the anger. But the authors also discovered essential skills that put parents safely back in parental roles, and helped them and their children cope in healthy ways with anger. In this clearly-structured workbook readers learn the three essential components of parenting an angry child: how to always be prepared to be a good parent, how to teach children anger management skills, and how to relate within the family when strong emotions arise. Readers learn to define good parenting and resolve excess emotional baggage from their past to so that they may remain nurturing in the face of a child's anger. They are then offered strategies to understand, recognize, label, and deal with the anger a child expresses, teach their children anger management skills, listen without reacting to a child's anger, use anger alternatives, and address and resolve this difficult emotion within their family structure.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications (21 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572243120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572243125
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,192,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In this inviting text, based on sound principals of developmental psychology, and clinical experience, the authors have accomplished making the often-dreaded task of anger management in children easier, even playful. I highly recommend this practical guide to parents, teachers counselors, and their young charges." --Susanne M. Jensen, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Baton Rouge, LA

About the Author

Darlyne Gaynor Nemeth, Ph.D., is a clinical and neuropsychologist with Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana's Drusilla Clinic. Dr. Nemeth developed the breakthrough anger management program on which this book is based, and has been a pioneer in the area of clinical neuropsychology for more than twenty years. Kelly Paulk Ray, Ph.D., is Chief Psychologist at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Juvenile Corrections Assessment Center, and a counseling psychologist at The Drusilla Clinic, both in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Ray has been instrumental in developing the parents' part of the children's anger management program, and has worked extensively with the parents of elementary school children. Maydel Morin Schexnayder is a rehabilitation counselor and a clinical assistant at The Drusilla Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the primary leader of the children's anger intervention groups at a local elementary school.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone 30 May 2007
By K-Lab - Published on Amazon.com
While the activities in this book may work for some people, I myself was put off by the often patronizing and otherwise corny tone. The focus of the book is on the entire family, which may be helpful for people with more dysfunctional family relationships. Even though I consider our family to have its share of "dysfunction," I couldn't relate our family to the six types of FAT or "Family Affective Themes," which sounded interesting to begin with but found nothing seemed to match up with the stated results or really make any sense as far as our family is concerned, therefore I questioned the validity of whether these categories are theoretical or oversimplified and whether they work in reality. If you believe your child's angry outbursts are the result of imitating behaviors learned at home then this book might be a good choice. As for our family, where the anger in one of our children seemed really "out of left field," the book that helped us is The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, which takes the perspective that angry explosive outbursts are triggered by an inability to handle changes and a tendency to become easily frustrated, comparing the deficit in these skills to more commonly understood "lags" in abilities such as reading or athletics. We also liked the workbook A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger : A Resource Book for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers by Eliane Whitehouse and Warwick Pudney, which offers simple anger-related activities and advice for parents and teachers in a more straightforward and less condescending way.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 28 Feb 2007
By RSD Fyter - Published on Amazon.com
THis book helped not only me understand my child more, but understand myself and my ex-husband more. Me and my ex-husbands girlfriend got together for my 8 yr old daughter's well-being and are starting a family out-speak night with this book. I can't wait to see how it goes! I've already used some of the techniques in the book and THEY WORK!!! If you have a child that is acting out...This is the bok to buy!

Lisa D 38 yr old single mother of 2

South Jersey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Families with Young Kids 8 Nov 2008
By Caitlin Stanley - Published on Amazon.com
I used this book while creating an anger management curriculum for 7th graders. While some of the book is much more applicable for young children, I used a lot of information for my students successfully, such as discovering from where anger stems. I think this book, full of games, exercises and poems as well as information for parents, is geared perfectly for little ones.
5.0 out of 5 stars Helping your angry child 2 Jun 2013
By Karen draper - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book! if you have a angry child i highly recommend this book with any one who is dealing with a angry child.it opened my eyes and gave me some new tools to deal with his anger.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book 9 May 2013
By Barbara Gross - Published on Amazon.com
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Would recommend to any family who needs a little extra guidance with a child who lashes out from time to time. It's not meant to parent the child, but is a great read for any parent regardless or family circumstance. This works well with children who have ADD, ADHD or ODD. It's not a supplement to the proper diagnosis though.
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