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(p. 187) Troubleshooting—Dealing with Difficult Child Responses 

(p. 187) Troubleshooting—Dealing with Difficult Child Responses
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(p. 187) Troubleshooting—Dealing with Difficult Child Responses
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Eli R. Lebowitz

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190883522.003.0012
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date: 25 January 2021

This chapter provides a guide on how to deal with difficult child responses. Aggressive child responses to the plan not to accommodate are often a reflection of the child’s distress and anxiety. Remaining supportive and continuing with the plan can lead to a reduction in child anxiety and aggression. If not accommodating causes the child a lot of distress or discomfort, the parents can lean on a supportive friend or relative who can help them get through the tough moments. The chapter also addresses dealing with other difficult child responses, such as threats of self harm. If the parents are concerned about the child’s safety, they should seek professional help in person.

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