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Uncontrollable Kids: From Heartbreak to Hope [Paperback]

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Uncontrollable Kids: From Heartbreak to Hope by Foster W. Cline

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Pages   348
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Love & Logic Press
ISBN  1930429193  
ISBN13  9781930429192  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cline is an internationally recognized child and adult psychiatrist. He is a consultant to mental health organizations, parents' groups, and schools across North America. He specializes in working with difficult children.

Foster W. Cline currently resides in the state of Colorado.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > General
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > General
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
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Sadistic Pop Psychotherapy  Apr 4, 2007
Cline formerly entitled this book "Conscienceless Acts, Societal Mayhem" (1995). That book apparently got too much deserved bad publicity. Cline, a founder of Attachment Therapy (aka Holding Therapy, Rage Reduction, etc.), is still promoting this brutal, unvalidated fringe psychotherapy inflicted on foster and adopted children.

Says Cline:

"...this therapy helps them form [attachment] by purposely recapitulating the first-year-of-life experiences. This is not easy for lay people and even professionals to watch, for what the practitioner is doing is actually pushing (provoking) the client to feel helpless and hopeless, like a baby, by holding the client and making him uncomfortable. The result is that the client goes into a rage. However, this rage is not the simple screaming of an infant -- the child yells, strikes out, tries to bite, sulks, curses, threatens, struggles, and kicks before finally submitting to the therapist's authority."

Coercive restraint used in this matter is technically a form of torture.

Cline's methods are denounced by the American Psychological Association's Division on Child Maltreatment as inappropriate for all children (see the journal *Child Maltreatment* Feb 2006). Use of Attachment Therapy and its parenting meathods are considered grounds for child welfare workers to investigate for suspected child abuse.

It says a lot about the Love and Logic Institute (founded by Cline with Jim Fay) that they are still promoting these extremely abusive practices.

A promising solution  Dec 28, 2003
Uncontrollable kids is a book not only for desperate parents but social workers, doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, legislators- anyone who wishes to effectively change the nationwide chaos created by "unattached" children. Foster Cline passionately describes an overwhelming social dilemma caused by drug abusing or neglecting parents whose children are left unable to feel guilt or remorse. Unattached children grow to become unfeeling, irresponsible adults or more even callous criminals. Cline mentions Ted Bundy as an extreme example of the "lack of bonding" between birth and two years of age. He describes the social programs and welfare systems that perpetuate unattached family cycles, destroying inner cities and now reaching previously cloistered suburbs and small towns. He goes on to describe some behaviors seen in less extreme examples of these children. Cline also explains the benefits of and opposition to a very promising therapeutic technique with encouraging evidence of effectiveness in dealing with these vexing young people. Only problem- he recommends intensive training to deal help these children. Not alot of help if you see them in a classroom or neighborhood every day.

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