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Love Bombing: Reset Your Child's Emotional Thermostat

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"Love Bombing" is a radical new method for resetting the emotional thermostats of troubled children and their parents, setting them on a much happier trajectory. It is simple to do, easily explained and works for both severe and mild problems from aged three to early teenage.Many, if not most, parents feel that their children may have missed out in some way during the earl ...more
Published September 1st 2012 by Karnac Books (first published April 18th 2012)
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I'm not always a fan of James as I think his advice is quite geared towards upper/middle class ears and at times slightly misogynistic - love bombing is a very simple idea; the giving of yourself completely to your child for a period of time and letting them take the steering wheel. Easy to say its just good parenting but very difficult to achieve when you're shattered, stressed, single, with multiple kids etc - I found the stories very interesting and hopeful and it encouraged me to adapt the i ...more
Not a big fan of self-help books in general. I enjoyed reading the examples, but it is mostly common sense: give your child some 1-to-1 time.
Thought this made lots of sense, but not sure how to make it work in my case...:-(
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Oliver James is a clinical psychologist, writer, broadcaster, and television documentary producer. He frequently broadcasts on radio and acts as a pundit on television.

He is the author of several books, including Affluenza, which examines the role that consumerist aspirations play in making us miserable.

In 1997 he presented The Chair for BBC 2, a series that put celebrities on the psychologist's c
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