I am halfway through The Explosive Child. I bought it today after an explosive morning. Everything the author says is true. I KNEW the KABOOM was about to happen and there it was. So while reading the examples I practiced what I'll say for certain triggers. Then this afternoon I mentioned homework and I could tell the explosion was close. So I started Plan B and there was NO explosion, he did his homework without a peep. So this certainly is worth a shot. If you haven't read this book and you have an Explosive Child, then I highly reccommend it.