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Welcome to Behavioral Parenting! Our objective with this section is to provide concrete help to you in the difficult job of raising kids. This introduction will help you understand how behavior analysts view this challenge. If you thought that behaviorists offer a "one-size-fits-all" solution, guess again! An appreciation of Show More


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The Gender Differences
First in a series about avoiding childhood disasters. From toddlers to teens, boys are different. They are five times more likely to have accidents with bikes, sticks and baseball bats.In short, many boys are in trouble in our culture - partly because of a lack of recognition of their increased abilities as they grow up.
Tags: parenting, accidents, safety
The Value of Misbehavior
A good short article by Janet Ellis and Paul Chance that views misbehavior as having value for the child. Once you discover the value of misbehavior for the child you can teach them other behaviors that obtain the same value.
Tags: misbehavior, parenting, behavior, behavior analysis, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
What Are You Eating?
Three-part series: What causes the terrible twos and the terrible teens? What causes bad behavior? I receive many letters from parents who know part of the answer.
Tags: parenting, health, diet
Your Language Makes a Difference
This article discusses the importance of modeling good language when talking with teens. In a desperate need for identity and to "be somebody," these teens selected the worst examples from movies and TV which often justify profanity as ordinary and realistic.
Tags: parenting, language, verbal behavior

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