A proven, easy-to-follow program for kids' annoying habits Talking back, not going to bed on time, whining, picky eating, morning dawdling, fighting with siblings-clinical psychologist and mother Paula Stone Bender has spent 20 years confronting problems like these head on. Now she offers this tested program for breaking kids of the kind of irrating, everyday misbehavior that has parents climbing walls. Setting forth a step-by-step action plan that can be put into practice immediately, she shows how to use rewards and positive reinforcement to stimulate children to better behavior. * Designed for the parents of 3- to 9-year-olds * Features stories of real families, with specifics on how they used each step in the program to achieve positive results * Includes checklists, worksheets, and charts PAULA STONE BENDER, PhD, (Rancho Palos Verdes, California) is an associate professor of psychology at UCLA.
Table of Contents
ENCOURAGING GOOD BEHAVIOR BY PLAYING THE BEHAVIOR GAME. Getting Ready to Play the Behavior Game. Making Up Your Child's Behavior Game Charts. Making the Game Part of Your Family's Life. Putting the Game into Action. BUILDING ON YOUR SUCCESS: CONTROLLONG PROBLEM BEHAVIOR, RAISING EXPECTATIONS, AND IMPROVING COMMUNICATION. Getting Problem Behavior Under Control. Raising Expectations and Involving Other Adults. Communicating with Your Child. PERPETUATING A GOOD THING: KEEPING THE GAME GOING AND UP-TO-DATE. Keeping the Game Going. Keeping the Game Up- to-Date Throughout the Year. Appendices. Index.
PAULA STONE BENDER, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in private practice in California, was for ten years the Clinic Director of the Child Guidance Center of Orange County, and is a former Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and parent-teacher groups, and her work has been featured in such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register. Dr. Bender lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.