Helping Your Angry Child
The authors of Helping Your Angry Child conducted a wide-ranging, ten-year clinical study in which parents participated with school staff and children in anger-management training. They learned that when children expressed their anger, parents took it personally, got caught in negative reactions, had difficulty staying in proper parental roles, and were bewildered by the anger. But the authors also discovered essential skills that put parents safely back in parental roles, and helped them and their children cope in healthy ways with anger. In this clearly-structured workbook readers learn the three essential components of parenting an angry child: how to always be prepared to be a good parent, how to teach children anger management skills, and how to relate within the family when strong emotions arise. Readers learn to define good parenting and resolve excess emotional baggage from their past to so that they may remain nurturing in the face of a child's anger.
Darlyne Gaynor Nemeth, Ph.D., is a clinical and neuropsychologist with Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana's Drusilla Clinic. Dr. Nemeth developed the breakthrough anger management program on which this book is based, and has been a pioneer in the area of clinical neuropsychology for more than twenty years. Kelly Paulk Ray, Ph.D., is Chief Psychologist at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Juvenile Corrections Assessment Center, and a counseling psychologist at The Drusilla Clinic, both in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Ray has been instrumental in developing the parents' part of the children's anger management program, and has worked extensively with the parents of elementary school children. Maydel Morin Schexnayder is a rehabilitation counselor and a clinical assistant at The Drusilla Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the primary leader of the children's anger intervention groups at a local elementary school.