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Publisher's Summary

A new approach to solving behavioral challenges.  

In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child's individual differences in the context of relational safety.  

This accessible book offers professionals, educators, and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.   

Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with: Conduct Disorder; Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD); Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD); Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD); Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD); Anxiety and Depression; and Autism and Developmental or Learning Differences.  

And children who experience or have experienced: aggressive, confusing and unpredictable behaviors; tantrums and meltdowns; disconnection or shutdown; adverse childhood experiences; and trauma and toxic stress.

©2019 Mona Delahooke (P)2019 Tantor

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Wonderful Resource.

This is a wonderful resource for teachers, parents and anyone who works with children and young adults. Great strategies and lots of food for thought. As a teacher it has helped me in my practices working with children who are experiencing challenging behaviors. I highly recommended it to my Educator friends and staff members. Thank you!

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Awesome! I will be listening to this again! Every teacher and parent should listen to this book. I would like to be able to get access to the worksheets in the book though.

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  • Kay
  • 2019-08-16

A must read for anyone who works with children.

Whole Brain Child, Discipline with out Damage, No Drama Discipline- all books that have been wonderful and helpful. This book fills a gap and goes deeper into bottom up behaviors and where they come from. Anyone who works with children will benefit from this book. If you have been a struggling parent this is a game changer.

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  • Brad S.
  • 2020-05-31

fantastic book with great info but buy the book

this book is very informative, thorough, and narrated very well. i recommend buying the actual book because you really need the worksheets. it's nice to have this book playing while getting things done around the house, but if you can't do the suggested exercises you're really missing out.

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  • Kassandra G.
  • 2021-07-26

very helpful

I only wish the print outs were available, since this was a purchased item.

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  • Stacy lulloff
  • 2020-03-09

Not audio friendly

This is not a book to listen to on Audible to many worksheets and things to be able to follow along auditory. I would suggest getting the physical book if you are interested in reading this I found it not to be helpful.

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  • Angela
  • 2020-02-29

Must read

Absolutely one of the best books I have ever read on my quest for knowledge on how to help my child. This book provides insights into raising children with a present compassionate approach rather than the traditional authoritative consequence reaction.

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  • Jennifer D. Freeby
  • 2019-10-21

highly recommend

I loved this book. it's a different perspective that's scientifically based and so compassionate. This work is so absolutely needed. I hope to see the paradigm shifting more and more away from diagnosis focused to what she presents here. highly recommend for caregivers, teachers, parents and clinicians!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-08-12

Professional recomendation

I am psychologist and this book is wonderful source to work with children and to view them through their individual nervous system. Useful worksheets and check lists.

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  • shannon h.
  • 2021-06-29

Interesting information.. too heady

I appreciate the theories explained in the book and believe they have merit in explaining the psychology behind my child’s behavior but I would like more on how to apply this theory in practice. It is very clinical and sounds more designed for PhD’s, not parents desperate for solutions to problematic behaviors. We don’t care what a theory is called, the scientific terms or where if came from… we just need answers!

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  • Angelcoolbabe
  • 2022-07-28

understanding my son & myself

Honestly I see a future where this book is a manual in a classroom that should be taught to every kid in school and to their parents so they parents so they can start rewiring their brain for a new mindset. It will change the world

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  • Prairiesun
  • 2022-06-25

So Needed. For All of Us.

Delahooke succinctly and clearly explains the reasons and methods needed to relate to children on a “bottom-up” pathway - helping to calm their autonomic nervous system _first_. This helps their brains, their developing thinking brains, engage when they have been given the proper nervous system supports. Only then can they function in a “top-down” way, allowing the thinking brain to regulate behavior. I will be able to use what I have learned from this book to relate more effectively with children, adults and even elderly people. Such a priceless resource! Written in such an to understand style. I highly recommend this for all teachers, parents and anyone struggling to understand difficult behaviors.