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Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 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…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education
Murphy, Linda; Corte, Suzanne Della – Special Parent/Special Child, 1985
Six issues of the newsletter address practical matters for parents of handicapped children. The first issue examines behavior and offers suggestions such as avoiding inconsistency and idle threats while holding reasonable expectations. The second issue continues the discussion on behavior with ideas for disciplining the child fairly but…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Coping
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1987
This issue examines the causes and effects of stress among parents of handicapped children and offers guidance for reducing and/or avoiding stress. The factors contributing to parental stress are identified, including unfounded guilt feelings, prolonged dependency of the handicapped child, extended care requirements, marital discord and family…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment