This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Easily frustrated, inflexible children can be difficult to parent. How can adoptive parents make both their lives and their child’s life easier? In this course, Dr. Ross Greene, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children talks about how to help children, all kids, including adopted children, learn to control their frustration and anger.
This course includes:
- What are common psychiatric labels that are often attached to these children such as oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar, ADHD, attachments disorder, RAD, disruptive mood regulation disorder?
- What are the characteristics of a child that is behaviorally challenged or what is called the “explosive child”?
- What are some of the difficulties of parenting a child with challenging behavior.
- What causes children to be easily frustrated and chronically inflexible?
- Is this type of behavior can be found in all kids—all people regardless of age, but is it more common in children who have been exposed to trauma earlier in life, which is often the case with children adopted at an older age, or is it exclusively an innate temperament?
- Are these kids acting the way they do because they want attention, or are strong willed, or are manipulating us, or just have a bad attitude?
- What specific skills do kids who have behavioral challenges lack?
- Do reward based systems usually work?
- Do punishment based systems usually work?
- What is the best way to help kids who struggle with their behavior at school?
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