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The Loving Push [Read] ➳ The Loving Push ➻ Temple Grandin – Parents teachers therapists and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum needs this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today's world Best sellin Parents teachers therapists and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum needs this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being The Loving MOBI :Ê successful adults in today's world Best selling author autism advocate and animal science professor Dr Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr Debra Moore in spelling out the steps you can take to restore your child's hope and motivation and what you must avoid Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum including chapters on subjects such as how to get kids off their computers how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives and how to find a path to a successful meaningful life make this a MUST read BOOK.

10 thoughts on “The Loving Push

  1. Roxanne Roxanne says:

    Excellent excellent excellent Wonderful easy to understand practical totally doable ideas of as the title suggest how to get your Spectrum child on the path to successful adulthood Heartening to know that we have already used many of the techniues discussed and will use others that are new to us as presented Our 19 yrs old son with Aspergers will benefit greatly that his two loving parents read this book This should be read by parentscaregivers of all teenage and older kids Debra Moore and of course coauthor Temple Grandin totally get it Thank you thank you to them

  2. Michael Philliber Michael Philliber says:

    Most parents grapple with how to guide their children into a valuable and viable adulthood Through all of my years of parenting and my time of consoling and counseling many parents in churches where I have pastored this is a steady stream of stress But add to this the particular struggles of autism and the frustrations and feelings of futility can be greatly exacerbated To restore hope and rebuild courage in parents with children on the spectrum comes a new 288 page paperback “The Loving Push How parents and professionals can help spectrum kids become successful adults” has co written by Dr Temple Grandin author professor and lecturer who is on the spectrum; and Dr Debra Moore author and psychologist who has worked with many clients dealing with HFA and Asperger’s As the authors state they “want to increase the odds that your child grows into an adult with a rewarding meaningful life” xiii“The Loving Push” weaves together the stories of several young people who are on the autism spectrum and their parents The accounts describe real live people overcoming and working through their specific peculiarities to become increasingly capable of independent living Setbacks disappointments and dark moments are described as well as successes and advancements Their parents and mentors also chime in voicing their strategies relating the conseuences and end results The one shared trait in every story is that each person “was encouraged and “stretched” just outside of their comfort zone by at least one adult in their life” which helped keep them from falling into “chronic learned helplessness” 26Beyond the stories the authors tackle several “how to” approaches For example Chapter 2 walks the readermentor through ways to enable their uniue child to avoid learned helplessness to learn optimism and resist habitual negative thinking while encouraging the mentor in the importance of their role The significance of supportive adults is drummed through the book from cover to cover especially adults who blend “being a positive role model a source of advice or information and someone who” expects “effort and accountability” 33 Grandin and Moore also address ways to help end a child’s bad habits stretch them out of their comfort zones and assist them to break out of chronic anxiety and a “don’t care” attitude One of the critical chapters in “The Loving Push” addresses the danger of compulsive electronic gaming and how it can turn kids on the spectrum into “media recluses” The authors make a careful distinction between recreational and compulsive gaming They work the reader through the ways gaming affects children’s’ brains how game developers deliberately fashion games to get compulsive or addictive responses why ASD kids are vulnerable to these ploys and what to do to help the children from being consumed One of the key components to remediating compulsive gaming is developing authentic associations As the authors note relationships “with real people in real time can be the best replacement for compulsive gaming” 145“The Loving Push” is a simple read for parents and adults who are engaged with children teens and young adults that are somewhere on the spectrum But even parents with neurotypical children will find this volume fruitful As a result of reading the chapter on compulsive gaming my wife and I have initiated some important changes with our remaining children in our home This is a book I highly recommendMy thanks to Future Horizons and Dr Debra Moore for the free copy of “The Loving Push” used for this review sent at my reuest The assessments are mine given without restrictions or reuirements as per Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part 255

  3. Susan Susan says:

    Great resourceNotes If one were to sit down and design a form of environmental stimulation that would be toxic or damaging to the ASD brain by virtue of exacerbating the core neurological deficits that stimulation is 21st century technology To get autistic kids to progress they must DO things not just talk about them even small successes may be taxing He needs than the average success before he will own it and even then his negative voice is so loud You have to keep at it and keep trying things because you never know when you'll hit on something that will keep him motivated Even then you have to keep him actively involved or his brain will knock it down Old fashioned rules may make it easier for autistic children to function because it's calming for them to have explicit and predictable expectations Chapter 5 What to do when your kid doesn't seem to care or is chronically anxious has good ideas

  4. Jean Jean says:

    This book may have been written for families with children that are autistic but it should be read by parents grandparents teachers and leaders who work with children and teens if for no other reason than to read the chapter on video gaming and electronics Authors Temple Grandin perhaps the most famous autistic person around and Debra Moore a psychologist share facts and information regarding the addiction that has trapped many children and teens today I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone preparing a child for the responsibilities of growing up

  5. Jamie Jamie says:

    A very helpful and accessible guide to getting ASD kids and teens on track for a self sufficient and independent life I found it most helpful in understanding ways in which an ASD brain is different from an neurotypical one and how to use that awareness to love these people effectively A lot of this is geared toward older kids and teens which is just what I was looking for

  6. Angie Lee Angie Lee says:

    This book is so great l Very helpful for parents with children on the spectrum in helping find a starting point on getting your child to adulthood

  7. Lee Wilkinson Lee Wilkinson says:

    Young adults on the spectrum face significant challenges as they transition to adulthood with many socially isolated unemployed and lacking services Unfortunately research suggests that the vast majority of these young adults will be residing in the parental or guardian home during the period of emerging adulthood It is clear that needs to be done to help them thrive to the best of their abilities and attain a high uality of life The “Loving Push” by Drs Grandin and Moore addresses these issues with a direct yet empathetic and positive discussion of ways in which parents and professionals can enhance the potential of “spectrum kids” of any age and help them achieve productive and meaningful adult livesThe authors deliver a critical message that than other children and youth those on the autism spectrum must overcome “learned helplessness” and move beyond their “comfort zone” in order to reach their full uniue potential Pushing is necessary” the authors write “because those on the spectrum are unlikely to automatically pick up the mundane but necessary tasks of daily life without us intentionally nudging them and providing them with information encouragement and persistence” The central theme of “The Loving Push” is that the focus of interventiontreatment must shift to promoting adaptive behaviors and basic life skills that can facilitate and enhance ultimate functional independence and uality of life in adulthood This includes helping spectrum kids learn the skills needed to meet new developmental challenges such as independent living vocational engagement post secondary education and self supporting employment Drs Grandin and Moore provide a much needed “push” in this direction As the authors’ note “With and young adults on the spectrum entering adulthood everyday we don’t have time to lose” “The Loving Push” is an excellent resource and highly recommended not only for parents of children and youth on the spectrum but for all parents looking to provide their children with the knowledge and skills needed to become self reliant and successful adults The book is also recommended for professionals in private practice schools colleges and universities and community settings who work with teens and young adults on the spectrum to help them achieve a successful transition to this stage of life Lee A Wilkinson PhD Author of Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum A Self Help Guide Using CBT and A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools

  8. Kris Kris says:

    As a mom of a 15 year old ASD teen I found this very helpful I second guess myself constantly and it was nice to know I am on the right track already This book is full of practical information and hopeful true stories

  9. Maggie Maggie says:

    An excellent book which I have been given at a time when I have been wondering how to progress with helping my autistic daughter The chapter on computer gaming is uite daunting there's no getting around that one and if you're willing to allow your autistic loved one to spend many hours gaming or web surfing in exchange for a uiet life then probably don't bother to read this book Parenting teaching and mentoring can all be hard work and sometimes the person we are working for doesn't like what we do The Loving Push does bring it home with examples that all we invest comes back tenfold and usually will be appreciated eventuallyUnfortunately there are some references to schemes and websites that just aren't present in the UK Also some of the suggestions may not be workable unless you happen to live near an incredibly good or cooperative school In the main though there are many ways listed with which you can help your child to grow and mature and become independent A big thank you to a good friend of myself and my daughter for giving this book to me

  10. Gavin Bollard Gavin Bollard says:

    The loving push is hands down the best autism book aimed at late teens through to mid twenties and sometimes beyond If you have one of these kids already this is the book to get particularly if they spend too much time on the computer andor in their bedroom  If you don't have a teen yet but have a younger child this book is still a great one to get  It will become increasingly valuable as your kids get older and the earlier the techniues in the book are applied the betterI really can't praise this book enoughFull Review

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