ERIC Number: ED329062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Managing the Difficult Child.
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne
Special Parent/Special Child, v6 n6 Nov-Dec 1990
This newsletter issue focuses on ways parents can manage the difficult child with special needs. Characteristics of the difficult child are listed including poor listening skills, irritableness, impulsivity, and tendency to have tantrums. Typical reactions to the difficult child by parents, siblings, other relatives, neighbors, the school, and peers are then noted. An observation period in which all behaviors are documented is recommended. Suggestions for changing undesirable behaviors include building structure into family routines, modifying the home setting to meet the child's needs, and setting some easy-to-follow consistent rules. Finally, do's and dont's include "do use alternative methods" and "don't bring up past misbehaviors". In addition to the main article, the issue contains two shorter articles: (1) "Parent-to-Parent Network: Fragile X Syndrome--in my Family?" (Alicia Campbell); and (2) "Dealing with Childhood Temper Tantrums" (George Popper). (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship
Lindell Press, Inc., P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($20.00 per year, $3.75 per issue).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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