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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Ross W. Greene Narrator: Dr. Ross W. Greene Publisher: CPS Initiative, Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't attentionseeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive disciplinarians. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting.

The Explosive Child is the highly acclaimed, lifechanging parenting guide in which Dr. Greene first delineated the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.  Dr. Greene explains why kids exhibit challenging behaviors, why traditional behavior management strategies may not be effective for many kids, and how to use Plan B to solve problems collaboratively and teach your child the skills he or she is lacking.  

As the model has evolved over the years, so has The Explosive Child, and it is available here in an abridged and updated fourth edition narrated by Dr. Greene.

Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties.  He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don't work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/15/2014

    " A lot about how to deal with Isaiah and not look like a tyrant or a push over. Need to read again, had to return it, must be popular!Bought it,re reading... Jeff is now reading it, we are taking notes. It is our life in so many ways. (2012) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 2/12/2014

    " Very encouraging book that explained and validated life with an explosive child. While we are employing many of the strategies in the book already, it gave a lot concrete examples and information to show that this is real, it happens and it can be addressed. Not all kids can and should be parented or educated the same way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russ | 2/10/2014

    " I use this primarily with parents, focusing on Green's "Plan B" approach, or collaborative problem-solving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Kemp | 1/29/2014

    " Super helpful. I see my explosive child in a completely different light. I feel much more patient, hopeful and able to help her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Hastings | 1/24/2014

    " This book is the best parenting book I have read in a really, really long time. Thank you Dana for the recommendation! The strategies in this book are VERY realistic for helping children that have difficulty transitioning and "letting go." I am now using some of these new skills and ideas to avert meltdowns, encourage problem-solving and show Colin that we are his allies against frustration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brynaleh | 1/20/2014

    " Absolutely critical book for any parent whose child has "oppositional defiance disorder", "conduct disorder", "bipolar disorder" or other "disorders" that involve children and teens being emotionally hyper-reactive and explosive. (I am using quotes around the disorder names because while these diagnoses may be legitimate in some children, many parents rightfully doubt the accuracy of these diagnoses for their children and many of our children will end up with different diagnoses than they started out with). Dr. Greene is my hero. This is a useful and very usable blueprint for handling and, most importantly, avoiding explosions and power struggles with even the most challenging kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylah | 1/19/2014

    " It had a lot of the same concepts as the books "the spirited child" and "love and logic". I can envision this method working but lack the motivation to change. But need to before I lose all connection with my 5 year old. Basically it has 3 plans and given the circumstance which to choose. Plan A - would be the brick wall parent. I would use in times if its unsafe, unhealthy or morally wrong. Plan B - would be the back bone parent. Express empathy, define the problem and invite the child to help solve the problem. Plan C - pretty much pick your battles. Lower expectations to things that really are not life threatening. Is having matching socks really something I want to get in a battle with my child over? No. Running in a parking worth it? Yes! Then use plan b later solve together a way to keep your child at your side. I did feel better about not doing time outs. The effort and time and outcome I get from them are not worth the effort. I was also afraid of letting my child help in the problem solving would make me push over, but can see now that it will teach them to solve problems themselves and better for them in the long run than just having me tell them what to do and melting down because that frustrates them or they cant transition to something different as quickly as I would like them to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 1/12/2014

    " so far so good...just the book I need for my son.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shana | 1/12/2014

    " Very repetitive! Kind of annoying how both the content was repetitive and it seemed like is paragraphs kept starting with the same type or opening and ending, really took away from the flow of the book for me. To be honestly, the poor writing overshadowed the content, and I don't think I really took much else away from the book - though I felt a lot of the content as I was reading it made sense, but it wasn't "new" to me, which is no fault of the author to be honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 1/4/2014

    " Amazing. Eye-opening and instructive. I'm so glad I read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liann Walker | 12/22/2013

    " I learned alot from this book. Started to change my thinking in regards to how to deal with a child that has a neurological issue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwen | 12/20/2013

    " Very repetitive, nothing new, couldn't bring myself to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/29/2013

    " Recommendations for working with explosive children, when all else fails... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pige | 11/12/2013

    " Another book for work; it's all about Collaborative Problem Solving. Excellent new ideas and reinforces some methods I've already tried out on my own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 6/26/2013

    " So far sounds just like my son.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 6/19/2013

    " this book was very helpful and plan b is already working thank you dr green "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Hoerner | 4/30/2013

    " The doctor suggested we read this book to help deal with our daughter's rages. It seemed helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.C. Hart | 3/10/2013

    " Had some really good advice on a different way to deal with the explosive child. Very much looking forward to working the technique into our family and see how she responds "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha Tufts | 10/23/2012

    " I found this book VERY helpful. Was a little bit despereate trying to figure out my kid's tantrum...a little behind in emotional skill developement...never thought of that before. If your kid has a tendency to go from hot to cold in two minutes flat. Take a look. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 9/15/2012

    " Dr. Ross Greene is incredible. This book helped me to learn productive ways to parent and help my infelxible shhild to grow and learn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Allen | 6/10/2012

    " A good read, lots of good advice, practical book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanieq Banner | 5/6/2012

    " Not a fun read, but good insights. "

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