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Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation by [Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Debbie Reed, Wendy Lyons Sunshine]
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Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation Kindle Edition

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Karen Doyle Buckwalter, MSW, LCSW, is director of program strategy at Chaddock in Quincy, Illinois. She serves on the board of directors' advisory board of the Theraplay(R) Institute in Chicago and has trained and consulted at family behavioral health organizations and youth foster care centers in the US, the UK, Australia, Denmark, and beyond. In addition to her degrees, Karen completed a two-year marriage and family therapy training program and 500-plus hours in diverse modalities, including Theraplay, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) (R), and other attachment, trauma, and developmental approaches. Karen also hosts a weekly podcast, Attachment Theory in Action.

Debbie Reed is president and CEO of Chaddock. Currently engaged in doctoral studies, she has also played a leadership role in child- and family-serving organizations at the state and national levels, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' Child Welfare Advisory Committee, the CEO council of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and the national board of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries. In addition, she trains and consults with organizations on topics related to nonprofit leadership. Debbie also writes a weekly leadership blog, Reed About Leadership.

Wendy Lyons Sunshine
is an award-winning writer and journalist. She is coauthor of The Connected Child. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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"In my many years of clinical practice, I was always hesitant to recommend a parenting guide. Raising the Challenging Child would have been a striking exception. Oh, how I wish it had been available to me--and to the families with whom I worked."-- Michael Trout, author of This Hallowed Ground: Four Decades in Infant Mental Health

"This book will be welcomed by all parents who struggle to connect with, support, and guide their children through the challenging moments and who hope to create a warm and understanding relationship with their children."--Phyllis Booth, MA, LMFT, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

"While the tips and tools offered in Raising the Challenging Child are based on the latest brain research and evidence-based practices, the authors translate the theory with real-life examples. Parents will love the practical and proven 'If you've tried this . . . do/say this instead' suggestions."--Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of The "Me, Me, Me" Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World

"Raising the Challenging Child provides parents, caregivers, child advocates, and even pediatricians like myself with practical strategies to help empower children and foster healthy family dynamics."--Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP, chair of the Department of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07VLC3Q6R
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (7 January 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6649 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 258 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0800735242
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, well written
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5.0 out of 5 stars This one just made my desert island parenting book list!
Reviewed in the United States on 17 January 2020
First, I love the format - the quick tips, bonus idea's and simply illustrated examples will make the book an easy quick reference for parents in those moments when you really need to reach for support. I also love the concept of the relationship bank and the way withdrawals and deposits are explained for building trusting a secure relationships, particularly with children with attachment & trauma related needs. I don't think we often think of relationships like children do and the book does a brilliant job spelling out just how easily we can find ourselves painted into an adversarial corner with our kids. It's a great reminder for parents of the importance of play, encouragement, and keeping the big picture in mind when facing behavior that's uncomfortable. Above everything else this amazing book offers, it was remarkably refreshing to see parents offered written permission that it is okay for children to revisit developmental stages as a valuable part of their growth process. That is not something you see everyday and it's so important. Important for ALL parents, but a MUST READ for those parenting children who has experienced early loss or trauma and have trauma-related behavior. As a Regulation & Resilience Coach, I'll be recommending this to the parents of ALL of my clients, so grateful for this important work!
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