Teaching Kids to Think addresses the unique challenges of raising children and teens in the Instant Gratification Generation. There are countless challenges parents undergo while raising their children in a world filled with smartphones, immense academic pressure, and social media. It’s understandable that parents want to help their children succeed in any way they can, but toeing the line between simply helping and full-on rescuing can be difficult to navigate. This generation of children and teens has grown up with very little need to wait for anything. Not only do they expect instant solutions to their challenges, but they are also increasingly dependent on adults. Parents are doing more for their children than ever before and technology has advanced in such a way the conveniences are no longer the exception, but the rule. Five parent traps are identified in Teaching Kids to Think that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips to teach children to be confident, independent, thoughtful, and ready to enter the adult world.
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Based on decades of experience treating individuals who live with both intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders, this handbook clarifies the extremely complex nature of working with dual diagnosis. In-depth information about the diagnostic process, hands-on treatment considerations, and the elements of proper staff training are featured, and complicating factors in identifying appropriate psychiatric diagnoses are addressed.
Exploring the problematic underreporting of psychiatric symptoms and disorders, this guide is ideal for a variety of contexts, offering innovative approaches to treatment and intervention strategies that can be immediately implemented. Additional topics covered include medical contributors to psychiatric conditions, positive behavioral supports, and transitional planning.
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This generation of children and teens has grown up with very little need to wait for anything. Not only do they expect instant solutions to their challenges, but they are also increasingly dependent on adults. Parents are doing more for their children than ever before, and technology has advanced in such a way that conveniences are no longer the exception but the rule.
Parents are eager to provide their children with the best opportunities, but this has resulted in parents who rescue their children from making typical, developmentally expected mistakes. Even the most well-meaning parents are falling in to five clear traps that prevent children from learning to solve problems and think critically. We identity those five parent traps and offer ways to do it differently.
As clinical psychologists we see children and teens becoming easily frustrated and even panicked when asked to solve a simple social dilemma or deal with a problem on their own. This low tolerance for frustration has become a hot-button topic brought up by colleagues, friends, and family, as well as highlighted in the media. In Teaching Kids to Think we included over 50 ways parents can approach raising kids in this generation to teach them to be confident, independent, thoughtful, and ready to enter the adult world.