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What Do You Do with a Child Like This?: Inside the Lives of Troubled Children

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Author L. Tobin offers a wide variety of proven techniques that teachers, parents, counselors, and psychologists can use to cope with behavior problems and to create positive change in children's lives. The wealth of practical suggestions found in this book will invite frequent rereading.
Paperback, 204 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Whole Person Associates
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This is a book for educators, but it also gave me new perspective as an adoptive parent. Favorite lines:
1. "I've yet to meet a troubled child who wasn't, above all else, terribly lonely. I presume loneliness even before I see the child" (8).
2. "Behind every act of misbehavior lies a strength--a desire to express needs and not give in. Children with less spirit give up, withdraw, or maybe just conform. You have to admire the vitality of spirit in children who are willing to fight" (18).
3. "Teach...more
really made me stop and look at myself as an educator and the children as learners
One of the most outstanding books I have ever read about troubled kids, and the book I most highly recommend when doing trainings with teachers & administrators. A quick & easy read, but a book you'll treasure if you care at all about troubled, hurting kids.
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