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Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Bright, controlling, fearful, and highly energetic, active alert children are frequently misdiagnosed as hyperactive or learning disabled. This book shows parents and teachers how to raise, teach, and enjoy active alerts by offering:

-a clear description of common characteristics

-day-to-day parenting strategies with real case histories

-information on how active alerts le

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Parenting Press (first published September 1st 1990)
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Skylar Burris
Jul 13, 2008 Skylar Burris rated it liked it
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What I really need is a book on "Living with the Highly Active, Stubborn, Smart, Sarcastic, Fearless Child," but since I couldn't find that one at my local library, I settled on this.

At first, I didn't think I was going to care for the book. It seemed to offer pretty much the same-old-same-old in modern parenting advice: make sure you don't make your child feel ashamed; don't be an authority in your house but a "cooperation coordinator"; don't punish; view every negative trait thorough a positiv
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Erik Zweigle
I picked up this book after the staff at my son's kindergarten suggested he might be on the autism spectrum. My wife and I were flabbergasted. Our son is full of energy - more than enough to get him in trouble. He is curious, bright, friendly, but also uncooperative unless one can engage him mentally. Think "I'll time you. Turn off the bathroom light and close the door. On your mark, get set, go!" This book equipped me with a new set of vocabulary to discuss his learning differences and much of ...more
Bethany Zimp
Jul 24, 2016 Bethany Zimp rated it really liked it
From the intro this book was filled with first-hand stories that resonated with me, as I could identify many traits of the active alert child in my son. The author/therapists describes a group of her child clients that are observant, bright, competitive, dread transitions, allergic, and always moving (from in-utero on). This group of behaviors can lead to a loud, high energy child that is often labelled as 'difficult'. I appreciated that the authors explanations often put a positive spin on unde ...more
Julia
Jul 01, 2016 Julia rated it it was amazing
It was like this book was written for my son. I wish there were more specific tips, but just having this info helps so much. Google search Active Alert, if you think the 11 traits fit your kid, read this book!
Annette Gagliardi
This was my child - this was probably me. What a great help this book has been to my parenting.
Mary
Sep 30, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Parents or Adult Children
When I was raising 3 daughters, my middle daughter was somewhat overactive. I found this book, but found myself here instead of her....if you realize you are marching to a different drummer but do not know why, this is a good read for talkative, creative, active people!
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