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Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents Paperback – January 1, 2003
"1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12"
Parenting tools to use in virtually every situation, from internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas Phelan. Learn more.
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"Provides hundreds of practical ideas for coping with high-energy children." -- Parenting
"Spells out the characteristics of 'active alerts' and teaches readers how to help these children thrive in school and family." -- Midwest Book Review
"Will teach you how easy it is to over-stimulate intense children,...how parents can bring out the best in them." -- Marguerite Kelly, The Washington Post
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This book will tell you if your child (or yourself or your partner) fits this category. If there isn't a fit, move on; this book isn't for you and you need to consult other literature. If you find a fit, this book is what you need. It explains why the behavior occurs, what is probably missing from the child's environment, and how you can work with the child's behavior. It lets you understand, as well as develop strategies so that you can work together for harmony in the family. You may never achieve 'peace', but harmony is a pretty good outcome.
For us, there are still bad days and weeks. But J. no longer has to ask the terrible question he once did: "Does Daddy really love us?" And I know that my son does love me, despite all we have been through, perhaps because of what we have all been through.
As an adult 'active alert', life is not always easy. Being by nature a 'non-conformist' is a recipe for disaster in many areas. But this book has helped me see how to manage my life a little better and to use the gifts I have, while keeping an eye out for the effect of the weaknesses that this type has.Read more ›
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I wish I would have had this insight when my oldest was baby/toddler/preschooler so I wouldn't have felt so alone but reading it now when he is 8 has been extremely helpful. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I initially LOVED this book as it described my child perfectly and it felt so good to know that someone else understood--but I was ultimately disappointed in it because despite its... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BLiz
This book saved my life when my daughter was 3 years old. It helped me to parent her the way she needed to be parented. She fit pretty much all of the character traits Ms. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dove
Linda Budd knows my kid! This book has been exceptionally helpful. We read it once a year for a refresher.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
this book was ok as a teacher of 35 yrs and dealing with many children I felt this book was written with negative tones I would not recommend this book to parentsPublished 14 months ago by REDBONE
IF you were told your child has ADHD buy this book. If your child has odd eating habits, sleeping habits and is dialed into the world around them with an energy level that never... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lura J. Swanback
This book was just what I needed. Mine was a child that was always into something, emotionally dramatic, always aware and exhausting for me. This book identified him as a 4 yr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dobys Mom
I was required to do a book review for an early childhood education class and this was the only book from the list of options that was in our college library at the time. Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Angella smith