What S Wrong With My Child

Author: Sandra Surace
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452010749
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What S Wrong With My Child from the Author: Sandra Surace. At least six million American children have difficulties that are diagnosed as serious mental disorders, according to government surveys - a number that has tripled since the early 1990s. But there is little convincing evidence that the rates of illness have increased in the past few decades. Rather, many experts say it is the frequency of diagnosis that is going up, in part because doctors are more willing to attribute behavior problems to mental illness, and in part because the public is more aware of childhood mental disorders (NY Times, 2006). According to the US Attorney General, "Mental disorders are characterized by abnormalities in cognition, emotion or mood, or the highest integrative aspects of behavior, such as social interactions or planning of future activities." The process of diagnosing these disorders comes with a great deal of controversy. Before a diagnosis is accepted the practitioner must be able to explain how the behaviors differ from normal developmental behaviors. In Hope's case medical treatment would not be effective in reducing symptoms because her environment never changed. The sexual abuse never stopped and Hope was merely medicated into submission. Once the need for medications for such a young girl reached three the psychiatrist should have started asking other questions. However, since psychiatry categorizes the individual, once labeled, it stops questioning the diagnosis as being potentially 'false' and, thereby, confines treatment to the social standard of normal.

What S Wrong With My Child

Author: Shelly R. Wilson
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424113231
Size: 54.18 MB
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What S Wrong With My Child from the Author: Shelly R. Wilson. When John Marcus Wilson was born in 1982, he weighed just under five pounds. He grew and was a blessing to his parents, Larry and Shelly Wilson. But it wasn't long before Shelly realized that there was something different about her baby. By the time he was two years old, she noticed a lot of things were different. Shelly began asking the doctors and then later the teachers: "What's wrong with Marcus?" When he was in second grade, the answer came. Shelly was relieved and scared. Marcus did have something wrong and it had a name. This is a true account of a little boy struggling with life and how his family helped him.

What S Wrong With My Kid

Author: George E. Leary
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1616491191
Size: 13.72 MB
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What S Wrong With My Kid from the Author: George E. Leary. Leary was a longtime youth worker when his son became an addict. Through this heart wrenching experience, he changed his life's path and committed to working with those with substance abuse problems. In this guide, he applies his personal experience andexpertise to explain the steps that can be taken to put your family back together.

What S Wrong With Children S Rights

Author: Martin Guggenheim
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674038028
Size: 61.20 MB
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What S Wrong With Children S Rights from the Author: Martin Guggenheim. Children's rights: the phrase has been a legal battle cry for twenty-five years. But as this provocative book by a nationally renowned expert on children's legal standing argues, it is neither possible nor desirable to isolate children from the interests of their parents, or those of society as a whole. From foster care to adoption to visitation rights and beyond, Martin Guggenheim offers a trenchant analysis of the most significant debates in the children's rights movement, particularly those that treat children's interests as antagonistic to those of their parents. Guggenheim argues that children's rights can serve as a screen for the interests of adults, who may have more to gain than the children for whom they claim to speak. More important, this book suggests that children's interests are not the only ones or the primary ones to which adults should attend, and that a best interests of the child standard often fails as a meaningful test for determining how best to decide disputes about children.

Raising A Moody Child

Author: Mary A. Fristad
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506674
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Raising A Moody Child from the Author: Mary A. Fristad. Every day can be an ordeal for families struggling with the difficult, moody, "impossible" behavior that may point to childhood depression or bipolar disorder. Effective help for kids does exist, but it often requires a customized combination of medication, therapy, coping skills, and support. From esteemed clinician and researcher Dr. Mary Fristad and fellow treatment expert Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold, this indispensable book explains how treatment works and what additional steps parents can take at home to help children with mood disorders--and the family as a whole--improve the quality of their lives. Explained are why symptoms look so different (and can be so much harder to manage) in children and teens than in adults, how to find the right doctor or therapist, and how to help kids develop their own "coping toolkits." Bursting with practical tools, FAQs, and examples, the book covers everything from dealing with medical crises to resolving school problems, sibling conflicts, and marital stress.

Teaching Your Child With Love And Skill

Author: Joyce Show
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005694
Size: 16.17 MB
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Teaching Your Child With Love And Skill from the Author: Joyce Show. Parents of children with autism can often feel out of their depth when it comes to nurturing their child's learning and development. This book helps parents to make sense of the baffling array of educational interventions available, showing how to adapt different strategies to meet the specific needs of their child, including those with moderate to severe autism. Guided by love, faith and unwavering resolve, Joyce Show offers practical advice based on her experiences as both a mother and a physician. She takes the reader by the hand through all the steps of cognitive, social, and emotional development from initial engagement to abstract thinking, and provides straightforward primers for popular interventions such as Floortime and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Parents will learn how to motivate play, build up communication, deal with challenging behaviors, and teach important everyday life skills, while growing in a trusting relationship with their child. This book offers encouragement and guidance to the parents of any child on the autism spectrum whether high or low functioning, as well as the teachers, therapists, family members, and friends who support them.

Not What I Expected

Author: Rita Eichenstein PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698169751
Size: 78.54 MB
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Not What I Expected from the Author: Rita Eichenstein PhD. Finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award A pediatric neuropsychologist presents strategies to help parents of special-needs children navigate the emotional challenges they face. As diagnosis rates continue to rise for autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other developmental differences, parents face a maze of medical, psychological, and educational choices – and a great deal of emotional stress. Many books address children’s learning or behavior problems and advise parents what they can do to help their kids, but until Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children there were no books that explain what the parents are going through - and how they can cope with their own emotional upheaval – for their own sake, and for the wellbeing of the whole family. With compassion, clarity, and an emphasis on practical solutions, Dr. Rita Eichenstein's Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children walks readers through the five stages of acceptance (similar to the stages of grief, but modified for parents of special-needs kids). Using vivid anecdotes and suggestions, she helps readers understand their own emotional experience, nurture themselves in addition to their kids, identify and address relationship wounds including tension in a marriage and struggles with children (special-needs and neurotypical), and embrace their child with acceptance, compassion and joy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

America S Child Care Problem

Author: Suzanne Wiggans Helburn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 031221149X
Size: 33.83 MB
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America S Child Care Problem from the Author: Suzanne Wiggans Helburn. Examines the American professional child care system, discusses such problems as the quality and cost of care, and offers solutions to fix these problems.


Author: Jennifer Lehr
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761189009
Size: 65.62 MB
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Parentspeak from the Author: Jennifer Lehr. A provocative guide to the hidden dangers of “parentspeak”—those seemingly innocent phrases parents use when speaking to their young children. Imagine if every time you praise your child with “Good job!” you’re actually doing harm? Or that urging a child to say “Can you say thank you?” is exactly the wrong way to go about teaching manners? Jennifer Lehr is a smart, funny, and fearless writer who “takes everything you thought you knew about parenting and turns it on its ear” (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Backing up her lively writing and arguments with research from psychologists, educators, and organizations like Alfie Kohn, Thomas Gordon, and R.I.E. (Resources for Infant Educarers), Ms. Lehr offers a conscious approach to parenting based on respect and love for the child as an individual.