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Children are often not able to articulate with words what is bothering them or know how to regulate or control their strong emotions as an adult would, due to their brains not being as developed. Some children have even more difficulty with this and may be termed explosive as described in Dr. Ross Green’s book the Explosive Child. What is an explosive child? According to Green, a child who frequently engages in outbursts, explosions and physical and verbal aggression in response to incidents which often seem trivial. The child’s behaviours have a very negative impact on their relationships with parents, siblings, teachers and peers. According to Green, these children’s challenging behaviours are a result of lagging skills such as difficulty with flexibility, low frustration tolerance and difficulty with communication and problem solving. With explosive children, traditional discipline techniques rarely succeed and usually escalate the problem creating more explosions. Unfortunately well-meaning relatives and even some professionals often blame parents for being too lenient and advocate more reward and punishment, which usually increases problems and creates more family stress. Green advocates throwing conventional discipline practices out the window most of...