Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child With No Pills, No Therapy, No Contest of Wills

ISBN-10: 0618773673
ISBN-13: 9780618773671
Edition: 2007
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Description: The director of the acclaimed Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic distills his thirty years of work with children into a step-by-step method for parents -- with a bound-in DVD featuring effective tips for common problems. A startling  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The director of the acclaimed Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic distills his thirty years of work with children into a step-by-step method for parents -- with a bound-in DVD featuring effective tips for common problems. A startling percentage of child-behavior books are filled with advice that sounds reasonable, fits in with what parents believe already about child-rearing, and isas Dr. Kazdin provesguaranteed to fail. The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child makes available to parents for the first time Dr. Kazdins proven programone based on thirty years of work with kids and backed up by the most long-term and respected research devoted to any therapy for children. Kazdin shatters decades worth of accumulated myths about tantrums, time-outs, punishments fitting the crime, and much more. Think you know how to use a reward or points chart? How to praise your child? How to punish effectively? Think again. With the practicality of Ferber and the warmth of Brazelton, Kazdin leads parents through every step of the Kazdin method in action -- how to use tone of voice, when and how to touch, how to lead your child in a practice session, how to adjust your approach for different-age children, how to involve nonoffending siblings, and more. The program is temporary, but the results are permanent -- for very young children to adolescents, and even beyond. This is the lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, out of control.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Method
Where the Method Comes From
Getting the Word Out
So, Relax
Seven Myths of Effective Parenting
Everything You Need to Know (Except How)
The Positive Opposite
Positive Reinforcement
Reinforced Practice
Shaping
Extinction
Putting It All Together: ABC
Q & A
Putting the Method in Place: Transitions, Tantrums, and a Very Young Child
Define the Problem and Its Positive Opposite
Get Started Right Away
What to Expect the First Week
Keys to Success
Your Six- to Twelve-Year-Old: Supermarket Scenes, Late for School, Sibling Squabbles, Homework Avoidance, and More
Supermarket Scenes
Late for School
Sibling Squabbles
Squabbling Friends
Homework Avoidance
Involving a Teacher
Your Preadolescent: Bad Attitude, Bad Language, Home Alone, and Much More
A Little Perspective
What's with Them?
Pushing the Limits
Family Values
The Art of Compromise
Adapting the Method to Preadolescents
Bad Attitude
Swearing
Messy Room
After School on His Own
Practicing an Instrument
Negotiating
Blowups and Everyday Life
Punishment: The Most Misunderstood, Misused, and Overused Tool in the Parental Toolbox
Multiple Motives Lead to Punishment Myths
Effects and Side Effects of Punishment
How to Punish
A Common Punishment: Time-Out
Special Situations: How to Jump-Start Behavior, Work with More Than One Child, and Handle Low-Rate Misbehaviors
Jump-Starting Behavior
Consequence Sharing
Group Programs
Low-Rate Programs
Troubleshooting
When You Need to Troubleshoot
Common Problems (and Quick Fixes for Them)
Troubleshooting the Basics
A Couple of Common Questions, Quickly Answered
Advanced Troubleshooting
Your Child's Wider World
Good Behavior for Good
Fading the Program
Transferring Behaviors to New Situations
You Already Did the Hard Part
Parenting Stress and Household Chaos
Parenting Stress
Effects of Parenting Stress on Parent and Child Behavior
Effects of Stress on Attachment
What to Do About Parenting Stress
Stress Research and Family Stories
Household Chaos
Seeking Professional Help for Yourself
Beyond the Method
When and Why the Program Doesn't Change Behaviors
Medication and Diet
Seeking Help for Your Child
Conclusion: Positive Parenting
Age-Appropriate Rewards for Children
Index

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