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Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  3 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

Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Parenting Press (first published September 1st 1990)
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Skylar Burris
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
Bethany Zimp
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
Sep 30, 2011 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars
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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