The Uncontrollable Child

Understand and Manage Your Child's Disruptive Moods with Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills

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Pub Date 27 May 2021 | Archive Date 01 Apr 2021

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Evidence-based skills, insight, and methods drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you gain a greater understanding of your child’s behavior, parent them with compassion and confidence, and restore peace to your home. Is your child extremely irritable most of the time? Do they have difficulty interpreting social cues? Are they impulsive and prone to outbursts or explosive rages? Parenting a child who has emotional dysregulation can be a bumpy ride. You’ve probably received advice—some of it unsolicited—from friends, teachers, and family members. But strategies and techniques that work for other kids are usually ineffective when it comes to your unique child, and can even lead to more stress for everyone in your family. The Uncontrollable Child is here to help. Written for parents of children with emotion dysregulation disorders, including disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), The Uncontrollable Child is a lifeline. It contains a powerful set of skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)—including mindfulness, validation, limit-setting, and behavior-shaping—to help you better understand your child and their behavior, and successfully find balance between acceptance and change, flexibility and consistency, and limits and love. As a parent, you want the very best for your child, but if you have a child with explosive emotions, you need extra help. Let this book guide you toward creating a nurturing, healthy, and loving environment in which your whole family can thrive.

Evidence-based skills, insight, and methods drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you gain a greater understanding of your child’s behavior, parent them with compassion and...


Advance Praise

“This is an enormously helpful book for parents struggling with out-of-control kids. Grounded solidly in research, it offers practical and useful advice that can really help parents manage their own emotions and the emotions of their spirited children. It starts by first calming parents and offering a realistic and highly useful plan. Buy this book!”
John Gottman, PhD, author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child 

“Matis Miller’s book is a gift for parents of sensitive, emotional, and sometimes impulsive children. His examples of complicated family life ring true, capturing excruciating dilemmas recognizable to most parents. His well-informed suggestions are compassionate, elegant, and practical. The Uncontrollable Child is a deceptively easy-to-read masterpiece that weaves together behavioral theory, dialectical principles, and evidence-based practices from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into loving, effective parenting strategies. Miller will help parents survive and solve rigid, polarized parenting traps.”
Charles Swenson, MD, psychiatrist in private practice, and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

“This is an enormously helpful book for parents struggling with out-of-control kids. Grounded solidly in research, it offers practical and useful advice that can really help parents manage their own...


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