Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors

When your child has problems regulating his or her emotions, there’s no hiding it. Children with intense emotions go from 0 to 100 in seconds and are prone to frequent emotional and behavioral outbursts. This book is a guide to de-escalating your child’s emotions and helping your child express feelings in productive ways. You’ll learn strategies drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), including mindfulness and validation skills, and practice them when your child’s emotions spin out of control. This well-researched method for managing emotions can help your child make dramatic emotional and behavioral changes.

© 2009 Pat Harvey ACSW LCSW-C and Jeanine Penzo LICSW
Audience: Parent