Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills to Help Your Child

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Published USA, 2009
Temper tantrums in the supermarket
Tears that seem to come out of nowhere
Battles over homework that are more like wars

Children with intense emotions go from 0 to 100 in seconds and are prone to frequent emotional and behavioural outbursts that leave parents feeling bewildered and helpless. In reality, children who behave like this may have emotion dysregulation, a tendency to react intensely to situations other children take in their stride. This book is a guide to de-escalating a child's emotions and helping them to express feelings in productive ways. Strategies are drawn from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), including mindfulness and validation skills. This well-researched method for managing emotions can help children make dramatic emotional and behavioural changes.

CONTENTS
You, Your Child and Emotional Intensity
Responding to Your Child's Feelings
Responding to Your Child's Behaviours
Helping Your Whole Family: Minimizing Collateral Damage

Pat Harvey specializes in facilitating DBT skills groups for parents of individuals with intense emotions.
Paperback. 207 pages