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Author Furman, Ben

Title The Solution-Focused Parent How to Help Children Conquer Challenges by Learning Skills
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2023


Description 1 online resource (195 p.)
Contents Cover -- Endorsement Page -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 The rhyme stone tale -- Chapter 2 What is the skills approach? -- Jasmin, 6-year-old girl -- Chapter 3 How to convert challenges into skills to learn -- Converting challenges into skills is easier said than done -- A better way to handle a challenging situation -- A skill describes desired behaviour -- Search for exceptions to the rule -- Identify the opposite of the problem -- Shift focus from explanations to behaviour -- Chapter 4 How to motivate children to learn skills
Start by talking with your child about skills that they have already learned -- Use "we" instead of "I" messages -- Find out what skill your child wants to learn -- Discuss the benefits of learning the skill with your child -- Join your child in learning new skills -- Reinforce your child's self-confidence -- Make sure the skill is not too big -- Ask your child to give a name to the skill -- Ask your child to appoint supporters -- Encourage your child to have an imaginary supporter, too -- Plan to celebrate learning the skill -- Help your child come up with a fun way to practise the skill
Discover diverse ways to praise your child -- Find a way to remind your child of the skill -- Offer your child an opportunity to help someone else learn the skill they have learned -- Chapter 5 How to use the skills approach in day-to-day parenting -- Step 1. Think of your wishes as skills for your child to learn -- Step 2. Explain to your child why the skill is an important one to learn -- Step 3. Build your child's confidence -- Step 4. Remind your child in an agreeable manner -- Step 5. Reinforce your child's learning -- Praise the child verbally -- Praise the child discreetly
Praise the child for trying -- Share the child's progress with other people -- Consult the child -- Ask questions about the child's progress -- Plan to celebrate -- Next skill for the child to learn -- Use certificates -- Chapter 6 Examples: The skills approach in action -- Selective eating, 4-year-old girl -- Selective eating and pooping in pants, 5-year-old boy -- Day wetting, 6-year-old boy -- Refusal to use hearing aid, 7-year-old boy -- Fear of dogs, 7-year-old boy -- Biting nails, 7-year-old boy -- Low self-esteem, 8-year-old girl -- Cursing, 8-year-old boy
Concentration problem, 9-year-old boy -- Meltdowns, 9-year-old boy -- Sibling rivalry, 11-year-old girl -- Concentration problem, 12-year-old boy -- Interrupting, 12-year-old girl -- Temper tantrum,12-year-old girl -- Gaming addiction, 14-year-old boy -- Chapter 7 Children's challenges from A to Z -- Attention deficit disorder -- Bipolar disorder -- Biting -- Bullying -- Your child bullies other children -- Other children bully your child -- Concentration -- Confabulation -- Cursing -- Defiance -- Depression -- Divorce -- Fears -- Finger sucking -- Hair pulling -- Happiness -- Homework
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Child rearing.
Child development.
Child development
Child rearing
Genre/Form Children
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781003802112