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About Dr. John Irvine PhD:
Dr. John Irvine is one of Australia’s most renowned child psychologists. As a pioneer in his field, he has been read, viewed or heard throughout the nation. At the age of 18, he started his own one-teacher school and continued in the field, teaching in the New South Wales schools for many years before becoming a child psychologist. He is currently a consultant at the R.E.A.D. Clinic and has written several books including Thriving at School and A Handbook for Happy Families, which now has four accompanying DVDs. Dr. John is a much sought after speaker who has been featured in various newspapers and on current affairs and TV news segments. For more information, visit Drjohnshappyfamilies.com.au
Helping Young Children Manage Frustration and Anger
Determining whether your child is frustrated is not as simple as saying “If you’re frustrated and you know it clap your hands!” Often the problem is covered up by temper tantrums, tears, acting out and sulking. So what is a parent to do? Wearing his psychological cape,"Superhero”, Child-Psychologist, Dr. John Irvine, has come to save the day! With his new book Helping Young Children Manage Frustration & Anger, the respected Australian icon has come to the aid of distraught parents and educators. “Dr. John” has accomplished this by teaming up with WorryWoo creator, Andi Green, to create their second companion book to her WorryWoo Monster series. This time educator/ psychologist, Irvine, concentrates on Twitch, The Monster of Frustration. He begins by explaining that frustration cannot be pigeon holed into a “one size fits all" classification. Instead, Dr. Irvine explains how each child may display a different set of behaviors. To find out if your child is frustrated the author has devised a series of behavioral assessment questions. Once you have completed these and determined which type of "Twitch” you’re dealing with, you’re on your way to making use of the given exercises for his/her specific needs. Subtitled A Practical Guide For Parents And Educators To Help Their Little Twitches, this book presents delightful drawings, fun exercises and competent information for parents and teachers. It also offers an opportunity to see your child in a different light, deal with minor issues before they become problems, and most important, creates a positive shared experience!
Helping Young Worriers Beat the WorryBug is a practical go- to guide for anyone who is interested in helping kids thrive emotionally. Written by renowned Australian Child-psychologist, Dr. John Irvine in a collaborative venture with Andi Green, the creator of the WorryWoo Monsters, this book acknowledges the growing problem of anxiety in kids –everywhere, which calls for immediate and timely attention. Dr. John, as he is known “Down Under,” has tackled the issue by presenting sensible advice for parents, educators and other caretakers in his latest booklet. It includes background info on the origin of worry, an assessment guide to help determine the problem, as well as fun-filled activities to deal with the worries that kids encounter in today's society. Useful suggestions combined with a touch of the whimsical, provided by Green’s drawings of Wince, the main character from her award winning Don’t Feed the WorryBug, serve to keep the adults as well as children, engaged in meaningful dialogue.
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