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Anger

Angry2Parenting the Explosive Child (VHS)
Ross Greene Videotapes
Drs. Ross Greene and Stuart Ablon help parents understand the specific cognitive skill deficits that can impair a child’s capacities for flexibility and frustration tolerance. They provide step-by-step guidance on their approach – known as Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) – for teaching these skills. It features live interviews with parents and provides answers to many of the questions parents have about the CPS approach.

Anger Control Training for Children and Teens
John Taylor Books
This guidebook contains step-by-step directions for training children and adolescents in what anger is, ways to express it, and suggestions for healthy management. Techniques can be used in classroom settings as well as individual and counseling situations. Appropriate for children ages 4 -18.

Angry Adolescents and Troubled Teens: A New Approach To Discovering Strengths and
Developing Solutions (Audiotape)
David Wexler, PhD Audiotapes
By recognizing the fundamental deficits in teenagers’ sense of self-cohesion, participants will learn how to apply innovative interventions for aggression, anxiety, self-destructive behavior, identity problems, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, and abusive behavior. This symposium will also help participants develop creative ways of fostering self-control, self-esteem, selfregulation, self-efficacy, and self-soothing in teens.

Angry Child, The: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control
Tim, Loriann Murphy, Oberlin Books
This book explains both the roots of and solutions for uncontrollable anger in children, showing parents how to help their children develop new ways to understand their feelings and interact with others.

Autogenics and Meditation (Audiotape)
Matthew McKay, PhD Audiotapes
This is a twelve-week program designed to help you attain total relaxation, lower blood pressure, improve health, and master basic meditation techniques. It offers techniques for lowering pulse, slowing respiration, and increasing circulation in the head and extremities, as well as components of effective meditation common to all philosophies and disciplines.

Common Sense Parenting: Teaching Children Self-Control (DVD)Angry
Description from the back of the DVD: What's a parent to do when a child blows up, throws a temper tantrum, or freezes you out with the uncooperative, silent treatment? Teaching children how to stay in control when they are fursterated or angry is a difficult parenting challenge. This DVD gives you the tools to handle emotionally intense situations with your child. Learning how to stay calm yourself is the the first step you must take when facing an upset child. Then the DVD demonstrates how you can calm the child down and, once he or she is in control again, do a follow-up teaching. Here, the child practices how to behave better when feeling angry or upset. Teaching self-control gives both of you the time and space to calm down and to work toward fewer angry outbursts in the future.

Parenting the Exploxive Child (DVD)
Ross Greene DVDs
Drs. Ross Greene and Stuart Ablon help parents understand the specific cognitive skill deficits that can impair a child’s capacities for flexibility and frustration tolerance. They provide step-by-step guidance on their approach – known as Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) – for teaching these skills. It features live interviews with parents and provides answers to many of the questions parents have about the CPS approach.

Raising Resilient Rascals 2008: Disk 2 (DVD)
DVD DVDs
This disk includes the following presentations from the 2008 conference: “What Can Orphans Tell Us about the Family’s Role in Promoting Child Well-Being? The Bucharest Early Intervention Study;” with Dana Johnson; “Why Does My Child Go Ballistic?” with Gwen Lewis; and a Question/Answer Panel with Presenters.

Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them
Ron Potter-Efron Books
Revised from the 1996 edition, this “Second Edition" identifies eleven of the most common ways people express their anger and offers methods for changing them. It gives an in-depth description of these types of anger, where they come from, and how to identify them. The helpful techniques they describe are for anyone who wants to learn to express anger in healthy and productive ways.

Living with an Angry Child (2 Audiotapes)
Holly van Gulden Audiotapes
Adopted children struggling with unresolved loss or poor attachment often exhibit acute episodes of rage and chronic or intermittent patterns of passive-aggressive non compliance. These behaviors can and do trigger angry responses – sometimes even rage – in parents and siblings. This double workshop with Holly van Gulden analyzes anger and rage, and offers techniques for avoiding continual battles, managing healthy anger resolution, de-escalating rage episodes, and establishing a healthy, joyful family environment.

Living with an Angry Child (3 CDs)
Holly van Gulden CDs
Adopted children struggling with unresolved loss or poor attachment often exhibit acute episodes of rage and chronic or intermittent patterns of passive-aggressive non compliance. These behaviors can and do trigger angry responses – sometimes even rage – in parents and siblings. This double workshop with Holly van Gulden analyzes anger and rage, and offers techniques for avoiding continual battles, managing healthy anger resolution, de-escalating rage episodes, and establishing a healthy, joyful family environment.

Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
James Garbarino Books
Lost Boys takes the reader into a dark world where some young children, not all of them urban and impoverished, grow up to become killers. Garbarino gives us insight into how we might learn from the sorrows of these young lives, to help parents, educators and policymakers prevent other children from succumbing to the deadly social environment that led these boys astray.

Taming the Dragon in Your Child
Meg Eastman Books
Dr Eastman’s true-life examples let you zero in on the sources of rage and defuse problem situations before they explode. Learn to recognize the warning signs of serious family stress; understand your own anger-the dragons that families pass from one generation to the next; keep sibling rivalry in check; discipline without inhibiting personal development; and handle special problems-divorce, abuse, trouble at school, death, and other crises.

Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach
Ross W. and J. Stuart Ablon Greene Books
This book for clinicians, based on the approach popularized in Ross Greene's "The Explosive Child" provides a framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Sections show how to identify specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant behavior, remediate these factors, and teach children and their adult caregivers how to solve problems collaboratively.

Understanding Temperament
Lyndall Shick Books
This book is intended to help parents understand their child’s unique, inborn temperament so they can solve problems by improving the "fit" between their child and the environment (people, situations, surroundings).

Daily Relaxer: Calm Your Mind (Audiotape)
Matthew McKay Audiotapes
From the book, The Daily Relaxer (see Books): This tape offers four techniques for turning attention inward, finding a calm center, and surrendering anxious thoughts to moments of peaceful reflection.

Daily Relaxer: Improve Your Mood (Audiotape)
Matthew McKay Audiotapes
From the book, The Daily Relaxer (see Books): This tape offers four techniques for healing sadness, recalling sources of nourishment and pleasure, and connecting with times in the past when you felt calm and confident.

Daily Relaxer: Refresh Your Spirit (Audiotape)
Matthew McKay Audiotapes
From the book, The Daily Relaxer (see Books): This tape offers four techniques for focusing attention inward, imagining a peaceful natural setting, and listening to a nourishing inner voice.

Daily Relaxer: Relax Your Body (Audiotape)
Matthew McKay Audiotapes
From the book, The Daily Relaxer (see Books): This tape offers four techniques for reducing physical tension and relaxing anywhere, anytime, with almost instant effectiveness.

Daily Relaxer: Relieve Your Worry (Audiotape)
Matthew McKay Audiotapes
From the book, The Daily Relaxer (see Books): This tape offers four techniques for letting go of anxious or negative thoughts, freeing yourself from worry, and finding joy in the here and now.

Dr. Weisinger's Anger Workout Book
Hendrie Weisinger Books
The goal of the Anger Workout Book is to stop the pain that anger brings. It gives the reader psychological interventions that will help work out anger and convert it from a negative response to a creative and powerful source of energy that will improve one’s quality of life. There are twenty-two workouts that combine to give the reader a powerful means for dealing with and understanding one’s own anger and that of others. It also provides the necessary skills to communicate and negotiate with others in a more positive and problem-solving way.

Explosive Child, The
Ross W. Greene Books
In this "updated third edition," Dr. Greene describes the factors that contribute to "inflexible-explosive" behavior in children and why the strategies that work for most children aren’t as effective for inflexible-explosive children. He offers a procedure parents can follow to slowly achieve results where other plans have not been effective. See "Audiotapes" for an abridged, three hour audiotape version of the 1998 "first edition" of this book.

Explosive Child, The (Audiotape)
Ross W. Greene Audiotapes
Read by author, Ross W. Greene. This tape, abridged from the book, describes children who are prone to explosive behavior and offers explanations as to why the children explode and why conventional responses to such outbursts are not working. Dr. Greene offers a procedure parents can follow to slowly achieve results where other plans have not been effective.

Healing for the Attachment Challenged, Angry and Defiant Child (4 VHS)
Brian Post Videotapes
B. Bryan Post talks about parenting children with attachment disorders. He says that the only emotions are love and fear, and when children misbehave, fear is what is driving their behavior. Parents who react to this behavior with fear only make it worse, but parents who make children feel safe can reduce the fear in those children.

Letting Go of Anger: The 10 Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them
Ron Potter-Efron, M.S.W. Books
This book identifies ten of the most common ways people express their anger and offers methods for changing them. It gives an in-depth description of these types of anger, where they come from, and how to identify them. The helpful techniques they describe are for anyone who wants to learn to express anger in healthy and productive ways.

When Anger Hurts Your Kids: A Parent's Guide
Matthew McKay Books
This book targets families with anger and communication difficulties. It offers information about the long-term effects of anger and how to prevent them early on. This book describes how to tell if your family has anger problems, how anger affects children, 18 mistaken beliefs that fuel your anger, the art of problem-solving communication, and more.

 

 
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