Positive strategies for managing and preventing out-of-control behavior By Jed Baker
It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life:
1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations
2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment
3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs
and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns.
"Jed Baker, in this excellent book, gives us the tools to deal with and prevent out-of-control behaviour. Wisely, he leads us grown-ups to understand how to change our own behaviour in order to help our children change theirs." --Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of best-seller The Out-of-Sync Child
"This is a reminder that no one is perfect. Each child is different, and what works for one child may not work for the next child. He also gives practical, common-sense advice." - Washington Times Herald