Item description for From Defiance to Cooperation: Real Solutions for Transforming the Angry, Defiant, Discouraged Child by John F. Taylor...
Overview Offers suggestions for improving life with a rebellious and argumentative child, discussing ways to enhance communication, avoid common mistakes, and reduce undesirable behavior.
Publishers Description Change Your Child's Life Turn Negative Behavior into Positive Traits How do you deal with a difficult and defiant child or teenager? What can you do if your child has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or is resentful and constantly in trouble at school? Are there "constructive" ways to channel such oppositional energy and determination? Dr. John F. Taylor will tell you how. Inside, you'll find new hope and hundreds of specific, sensible, and easy-to-implement suggestions for improving life with a rebellious and argumentative child. Parents and teachers -- anyone who deals with difficult children, teens, or young adults -- will also learn how to tap the potential of these natural-born leaders by discovering how to: -Understand "why" an oppositional attitude exists -Open up new, safer avenues for children to express needs and wants -Enhance communication, avoid common mistakes, and reduce undesirable behavior -Teach a child conscience-based self-control -And much more
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Studio: Three Rivers Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2001
Publisher Three Rivers Press
ISBN 0761529551 ISBN13 9780761529552
Availability 0 units.
More About John F. Taylor
John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical family psychologist with more than 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Dr. Taylor is an innovator of diagnostic and theraputic procedures for at-risk teens, children, and families and recognized authority on ADD. He lives in Salem, Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about From Defiance to Cooperation: Real Solutions for Transforming the Angry, Defiant, Discouraged Child?
Not Useful. Misleading Title. Feb 14, 2007
Misleading title. I had to put this book down 1st time I picked it up. You see he told me I was the problem then proceeded to only offer solutions to fix my family. No case studies, no references to previous solutions, no suggestions from immediate help. Nope, ODD children are created by the parents. Hogwash.
I'm sick and tired of "professionals" telling me that my child isn't the one who is bringing in the problem to my family. That it's me and my misguided attempts to thwart his behavior constitute abuse.
Here's how I see it. My child needs help. We need help. We need real tools to quickly deal with his problems so we can get to the other side and start to deal with the complex issues a ODD child creates in the family. The way I see it is if you're here looking for help, your not abusive - you need support. What kind of support is it to be told from the start you're the problem. Your desperate and in need of immediate solutions. Not told to take your wife on a picnic, go to the movies or on vacation. You need suggested actions based on real life scenarios.
Don't buy this book unless you need to be told you're the problem. Which your not. It's not your fault - especially if your here looking for solutions.
Very helpfull Jan 23, 2007
I found that this book gave me alot of very good advice. I would recomend this book to anyone who has a child that doesn't respond well to disapline, or instructions.
Important wake up call for parents Oct 30, 2005
I work with children that have every problem you can imagine and my own issues with one of my own children. It is always the parents that desire to have an outsider "fix" the child, feeling that it is the child who is at fault. Parents that cannot take a good close look in the mirror and embrace the messages that this book exposes and details will miss an opportunity to turn their family around, and really help themselves while helping their child. It is not about blaming but about honesty, and how to correct beliefs and patterns that may have been handed down from old generations that don't work so well in our current life-style. I found the book to be a worthwhile one among other resources to become informed and WORK on all of us.
Helpful? Ha. Jan 25, 2005
The gist of this book is that if your child is defiant, it must be because you, the parent, is too controlling. Give the child what he wants and quit bugging him.
Um, no. Has this author ever spent any time with a defiant preschooler? If I didn't try to control him somewhat, he'd spend most of his life naked in front of the tv eating cookies. This book was no help at all.
Never mind my child-- now I'M angry and defiant! Dec 14, 2004
Believe me, any parent dealing with the angry, defiant, discouraged child will gladly plunk down the $15.95 for the "real solutions for transformation" promised by Taylor. Only problem is, 1/4 of the way into the book, it becomes evident that Taylor soundly believes that YOU are your child's most severe problem, and YOU must be "fixed" as quickly as possible to heal your child. Your child suffers only from fear, which coincidentally, you just so happened to have created in your child. HOGWASH! This quackery harkens back to the days when autism was blamed on the mother's inability to "fully bond" with the child. We know better now, yet thousands of families suffered needlessly in the process. Gee- this is something new coming from the psychiatric community-- we don't know what in the world is wrong with these children, so, hey LET'S BLAME THE PARENTS!! When we're done with the scapegoating, let's drug the little devils as well. That'll solve the problem. At least it'll keep 'em quiet in the movie theater. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. The damage done could be far worse than the $15.95 you've wasted.