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No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Dealing with and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior [Paperback]

By Jed Baker (Author)
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Offering positive strategies for dealing with and preventing out-of-control behavior, Dr. Baker helps parents with their children's behavioral problems.

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It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help Author of the award-winning "Social Skills Picture Book" series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns. Helpful chapters include: Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enoughWhat are meltdowns made of?Accepting and appreciating our childrenDe-escalating a meltdownUnderstanding why repeat problems occurCreating a prevention planDemandsWaitingThreats to self-imageUnmet wishes for attention

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Item Specifications...

Pages   150
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Future Horizons
ISBN  1932565620  
ISBN13  9781932565621  

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Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. That group expanded and ultimately became the Social Skills Training Project under Dr. Baker's directorship. Dr. Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN). His work has been featured on ABC News and Nightline.

Jed Baker currently resides in Maplewood, in the state of New Jersey.

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1Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Dysfunctional Relationships
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > Child Care
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > Discipline

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Finally!  Jul 31, 2008
Finally a book that is easy to read, easy to understand, easy to follow through with. A must have for all persons dealing with any kind of meltdowns. I will even recommend this for children without disabilities.

Jed Baker gives us a true insight to what is happening befor,during, and after a meltdown. Real ways to figure out why they happen, what to do during and after, and how to stop them. I will be sharing this book with the school, friends and family. It is a must read for any one who works with children of all kinds. I have already begun using his strategies and have seen what they can do for a child.
A Must Have  Jul 11, 2008
Parenting doesn't come with an instruction book, but thanks to Dr. Baker we can use No More Meltdowns. It's a practical, hands-on guide that helps you to understand WHY certain behaviors happen. I've struggled through so many of the scenarios he describes and I especially appreciate his Quick Reference Guides. This book has helped me (and my children) in so many ways that I've started giving it as a baby shower gift!!
Excellent resource for managing the peace in my household!  Jul 7, 2008
I found this book to be incredibly helpful because it gives specific information about how to manage my kids behavior. I have 3 kids ranging in age from 5-11 and I think that the specific examples of situations and how they were dealt with to be very informative. I have already implemented some of what I read with very good results. I've read many parenting books and have usually found them to be written in a complicated way. This book uses every day language with practical advice on how to have a more harmonious relationship with my kids. I highly recommend this book.
Thanks for the book!  Jun 16, 2008
What I liked about Dr. Baker's book is how sympathetic he sounds to those of us who deal daily with children with emotional and cognitive disorders or just plain difficulties. At the same time, he doesn't let us off the hook nor lull us into thinking that our responses to explosive situations, however understandable and legitimate, may not be the right ones. He clearly has the hands-on experience, both with kids and with those who care for and work with them. He gives just the right amount of personal anecdote to balance the more academic research data. He graciously recommends books and articles written by others working in the field, while synthesizing their many approaches. And importantly, he addresses teachers and parents both, which hopefully helps all of us to think of each other as teammates rather than assigners or bearers of blame. Plus, he gives lots of good, practical suggestions. Thanks for No More Meltdowns!
A complete and comprehensive parenting guide for parents of autistic children   Jun 6, 2008
All children are prone to fits and temper tantrums - but it may be worse for children with autism. "No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior" is a complete and comprehensive parenting guide for parents of autistic children to manage their offspring's meltdowns, be they in public or in the privacy of one's own home. With tips on managing one's own emotions, calming one's child, why it occurs, and tips to prevent future problems, "No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior" is highly recommended for community library parenting collections.

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