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It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents Paperback – October 15, 1997
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--Judith Rappaport, M.D., bestselling author of The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Watching
"Parents, take note! Dr. Kopelwicz, in It's Nobody's Fault, has extended a trained and experienced hand to guide you gently yet authoritatively through one of life's more stressful domains: understanding a child's mental difficulties. This warm and direct book deserves to be read by every parent or caretaker. It not only explains and illustrates what is important to understand about difficult children, but challenges and clarifies the most common misconceptions."
--Lawrence A. Stone, M.D., president of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"With warmth, insight, and impeccable information, Dr. Kopelwicz eases parental concerns and keeps the reader turning the pages. The book is an enlightening, pleasurable read by a highly credentialed psychiatrist."
--Diana Huss Green, editor-in-chief and founder of Parents' Choice, Parents' Choice Foundation
Top Customer Reviews
I was also favorably impressed with the author's emphasis. Far too many parents, faced with a difficult child, get hung up on what THEY are possibly doing wrong. So they try all the "good parenting" techniques they hear of; but, in their eagerness to redeem themselves as parents, they often begin to view their child as synonymous with his/her problem, and thus almost as an adversary. Dr. Koplewicz focuses squarely on (1) identifying the child's problem and (2) taking measures to deal with it. He makes it clear that, for most children, their disorder is as painful to THEM as it is to their parents, and their parents' mistrust and belief that the child is somehow "using" the problem to manipulate them just makes it harder to solve. I'd recommend this book highly to all parents as a glowing example of how to get your priorities right!
Koplewicz does an outstanding job of presenting factual information and valuable tips on medical management of a child's disorder. This information can save a child's life if the child has undiagnosed, untreated major depression or bipolar disorder.
I have a child with multiple disorders and have found this to be the most authoritative, truly helpful book available. It is a groundbreaker.
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Great information to explain brain wiring disorders and their treatment. Very helpfulPublished 22 months ago by Leah Paltanawick
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I continue to refer to this book often for both suggestions and strength. Very well written. I was thrilled about the resourceful information to help me with my dual diagnosis son... Read morePublished on May 2, 2008 by Genell S. Baun
This is an excellent resource for parents, health care professionals, clergy and extended family members. Read morePublished on March 25, 2004 by Amazon Customer