Transforming the Difficult Child - The Nurtured Heart Approach

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  1. Amethyst

    Amethyst New Member

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    Has anyone ever read this book or gone to the seminar? I'm thinking of buying the 6 dvd set of the seminar, but I don't want to spend $100 without a review. Thanks. :)
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    I have not, but boy that title caught my eye. Having a really tough time with Faith.
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    If you go to www.difficultchild.com, it will tell you more. It looks great. (doesn't mean it is.) It's a loving, medication-free (they are VERY anti-meds)approach to dealing with kids with behavioral issues.
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    I have never seen the videos but I really found some of the info in the book really helpful. I had a really difficult time with my son for awhile when he was 4-5 years old. He has really matured quite a bit now at 7. I just thought that I needed to get it back out to refresh my memory for my very spirited 3.5 year old though.
    Karen
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    Thanks, Shifra! :big hug:
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    Oh my gosh! This might be what we need. Since she was born, our DD has been described by different pediatricians as "high-needs" "sensitive," etc. etc. She just came onto this planet with a different point of view, a cranky point of view. Well, I won't steal the thread with my own pity party, but she's been a real pia lately and when I saw this, it just clicked. Thanks!
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    Woo. that sounds very, very familiar! :)
  8. I have this book, but it has been awhile since I read it (3 years). I do remember it being helpful. Guess, I should go re read it:)
    I don't know that I would pay $100 for it. Just get the book and read it and then if you think you still need the DVDs then go for it.
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    I guess I was thinking that I'm too *ADD* right now to read and absorb a book with all the kidlets running around. LOL! I also think if it's in dvd form, I can get my dh to watch it too. He probably wouldn't read the book. :rolleyes:
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    Here I am again, right there with you. I have a STACK of parenting books beside the bed, including Raising Your Spirited Child, The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, Little Sugar Addicts, etc. etc. etc. I can't seem to get past the first few chapters and I forget all of it the minute I put the book down. :rolleyes:
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    *sigh*. I feel your pain, mama. I have soooo many good books (the Sear's "Discipline Book", "Rule #1, Mom Has Fun" (a seemingly good one about creating boundaries), "Raising your Spirited Child", "Raising your Strong Willed Child", "What Did I Just Say?", blah, blah, blah.... the list goes on and on. They all have about 1 chapter read in them. It's so frustrating to try to read these days.
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    Jo, I got the book on tape :The Explosive Child", library loan. Was very informative.
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    This is the most effective approach to parenting I have ever used. I'm a therapist as well as a parent. I use it at home as well as in my clinical practice. I've trained teachers in special needs classrooms, regular preschool and school age rooms, and without a doubt when you use this approach you WILL see success. There's new online parenting course "energy parenting" you can sign up for now also. It is a very basic, common sense approach to interacting with your children. It also makes sense to interact with adults using the techniques, too.
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    I've taken the seminar and read the book. I like it a lot, but I didn't find it to be the end all be all for my parenting. DEFINITELY worth using, absolutely worth using especially with parents who feel like they are 'mismatched' with their child.

    A lot of it was common sense to me, but plenty of it was more than worth repeating/relearning. Some of it was brand new or presented in a very new way.

    ~jo
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    :lol: :lol:
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    I, too, need to check out this site! I am *ADD* with books and have a stack of parenting books as well. I got Explosive Child last year and have yet to read it! Prayer, prayer and more prayer has helped and healed a ton in our family.

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