Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control Vol.2
In her new book, Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors, Volume 2, Heather offers practical and effective solutions based on scientific research, coupled with professional and personal experience. She is a master at bridging the gap between academic research and real-life when the rubber hits the road parenting. This book is written in an easy to understand and easy to grasp format for anyone working with or parenting children with difficult or severe behaviors. The first six chapters discuss the principles of her love-based parenting paradigm. A new understanding of why traditional parenting techniques are ineffective with children with difficult behaviors is given, along with clear and concise explanations of the science behind trauma and negative early life experiences. The next seven chapters address specific behaviors, including poor social skills, homework battles, demanding behaviors, self-injury, defensive attitudes, no conscience, and chores. Each chapter gives specific examples of how to implement her parenting principles, empowering parents to make amazing and permanent changes in their homes. All the examples given throughout these chapters are true stories provided by parents who read and implemented her first book, Volume 1. The book ends with a parenting bonus section where more real-life stories from real-life parents with real-life children are given. These examples range in the spectrum of the ages of the children and a variety of behavioral issues. This book offers hope and healing. It goes beyond just changing a child s behaviors but goes to the level of healing for all family members. This book has the power to literally change families for life and to help families find the peace in their homes that they dreamed of from the beginning–and the peace they deserve!
Coalition Staff Member Review
This is a description of how unconditional love in the context of parenting can help children with trauma heal. It also gives parents many practical tips on how to deal with specific behaviors and situations. The author is an adoptive parent herself and so she’s able to relate to parents struggling with raising their adopted children. The science of trauma is explained in layman’s terms, and the solutions to coping with the behaviors of children are described in detail. This book is easy to read and yet quite thorough. It connects the abstract with the down-to-earth and practical. The end of the book contains many testimonials from parents who have implemented Heather’s love-based approaches, and they give parents hope that their family can also overcome the pain of their children’s trauma pasts.Author: Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
Additional Author: Beyond Conseuqences Institute