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One of the finest and most helpful books we have ever read . . . should be the first stop for any parent trying to help a struggling child.
Brock Eide and Fernette Eide, authors of The Mislabeled Child
Finally, a positive approach designed around your childs traits and needs
Many children do things that seem odd, troubling, or excessive at some point in their development, and our culture is quick to attach a label to every child whos outside the box or hard to raise. Again and again, studies document the explosion in the number of children receiving psychiatric diagnoses for being intense, moody, or offbeat.
In this groundbreaking book, childhood development expert Barbara Probst provides a new framework for identifying the specific traitslike rigidity, curiosity, perfectionism, intensity, slow tempo, a need for novelty, or a need for controlthat lie at the root of your childs challenging behavior.
When the Labels Dont Fit features a questionnaire for profiling your childs temperament and more than sixty strategies for dealing with specific kinds of behavior. Its the first comprehensive system thats not based on figuring out whats wrong with your child, but on helping you tap into your childs strengths so you can manage, nurture, and enjoy his or her essential nature.