Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center and Conduct Clinic as well as president of the American Psychological Association, claims his method works with no pills, no therapy and no contest of wills. Instead, Kazdin uses a practical, science-based method of dealing with behavioral problems in children that relies on positive reinforcement and a reward system. Kazdin doesn't dwell on the scientific research (it seems the reader must trust him on this), though he claims his method works about 80% of the time with serious problems and therefore should have even greater success with everyday behavior glitches. He outlines a plan to help parents focus on the positive opposite (in other words, what they want the child to do) and then takes them step-by-step through a process of praise and reward. Though Kazdin's approach seems complicated at first, his easygoing and often humorous tone gently guides readers through an array of problem scenarios, including bedtime, tantrums, grocery shopping with a younger child, getting ready for the school day and homework. The author promises long-lasting results for a temporary investment in his practical, positive method; parents may be well rewarded if they give it a try. (Jan.)
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"[Kazdin's] easygoing and often humorous tone gently guides readers through an array of problem scenarios...The author promises long-lasting results for a temporary investment in his practical, positive method; parents may be well rewarded if they give it a try." (Publishers Weekly ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Purchased it for a friend who found a great deal of usable information.Published 5 days ago by Judy
Wish I had bought this book years ago. Great advice and is working so far. My kids were very enthusiastic about a point chart for bedtime. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Bill
Bored out of my mind.
I could not even stay focused long enough to get through a chapter.
Fine for tweaking some behaviors, but doesn't address or teach fundamental skills.
Assumes all children are little reward robots (which sometimes they are :-)
and all... Read more
This book should have a different title. I would not have picked it up with this title, if I hadn't had a very explicit recommendation. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Shenx
I read this book my dad purchased but it only shows examples of defiant children not methods to stap a defiant child and they were all very rare to happen to kids that agePublished 1 month ago by Juan R
Great, easy to read and implement. I have my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and I purchased this book after a colleague recommended it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Denise Paul
Great book with lots of sensible advice. An easy read, also. Highly recommend.Published 1 month ago by Marybf61