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Group: Parenting
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 behaviorist…
Resource: Ask the Behavioral Expert
Your opportunity to ask one of our behavioral experts a question about parenting.
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Staying Rested, Sta…
This is the first in a series of three on the influence of family routines on child health.
Resource: Talking with Kids: The Early Years
Even before your child can talk to you, what, how often, and how much you say to your child can have a profound impact on their language and learning abilities later. Researchers at the University of Kansas have found that the number and quality of the wo…
Resource: Teenage Drinking
Parenting tips and information on teenage drinking
Resource: 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.
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Sometimes You Drive…
Habits of children, Why they develop and how to deal wiht them. Most parents remember when a childs annoying tapping or other repetitive habit began. At first it wasn't particularly bothersome, but if it attracted attention, it could grow to drive Mom and…
Tags: parenting, habits
Resource: Helping with School Skills
This article focuses on the importance of school and how to keep your children motivated and successful.Adults looking back on their childhood realize that school success was a critical ingredient of day-to-day happiness. If you can help your child/teen i…
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: The School Morning …
Ask your average parents to name their most difficult time of day, and if they have schoolage children, they will vote overwhelmingly for the morning rush.
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Will Someone Save J…
parents and grandparents need to know the different signs of choking and what needs to be done to help at different stages of the problem. Life-saving procedures for infants and children are not the same as the usual methods for adults. And procedures als…
Resource: Safety for Older Kids
Once kids know the routines for the telephone, fire emergencies, strangers and traffic, new risks come along.
Tags: parenting, safety
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: What's the Right Th…
Talking with kids at a family gathering can challenge your conversational skills. The usual questions so easily handled by the adults may not work. If the pace is too quick, a child or teen can be terrified of making an embarrassing flub.
Resource: Rewards, Punishments, or Threats?
This article discusses the positive results of focusing on rewarding good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior. we may encourage good behavior now and then, but bad behavior usually gets most of the attention
Resource: 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 reali…
Resource: Magical Thinking
Today many students believe they might make it even to enormous financial success just by luck, or by skill in sports, or by knowing the right people. It's a possibility promoted by contests on TV and in the news. So without incentives to focus attention…
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Like - Don't Just L…
Parents send a lot of messages about liking. Every time the kids do anything, the parents react negatively or with support or indifference. What a parent likes and doesn't like about what's going on is constantly expressed. What should a parent look for …
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Thumb and Finger Ex…
This article stresses the importance of excersize to promote a healthy lifestyle for children of all ages. What do childhood depressions, suicides, and overweight problems have in common? They have all tripled in the last three decades, and they are all …
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Give a Nice Day
Correcting rather than punishing bad behavior. Physical punishments or even the less severe ones such as being sent to your room, can be subtle but they provide little information to the child. The punishment says what was wrong but nothing about what is…
Resource: Getting Along at School
This article relates to creating relationships at school. All grade school newcomers face these adjustments to being on their own. They develop new ways to fit in, get their measure of attention, and deal with a new school, new friends and sometimes new e…
Resource: 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…
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Fits, Tantrums and …
Tantrums seem to come more often during the holidays. Parents with young children usually suspect that changes in sleeping or meal schedules as well as crowds of company are the culprits that set the stage for trouble.
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: The First Day Back …
The first day back to school is still a few days away, but some attention now will pay dividends later - especially if your child is starting a new school or is a five or six-year-old starting school for the first time.
Resource: Excessive TV Time
Last week's Journal reported studies that show excessive TV time for children may affect their brains. I think most parents already suspected that. The studies also showed that the overstimulated little TV addicts had an increased likelihood of attention…
Tags: parenting, TV
Resource: Grumps, Fits and Tantrums
Editors note: This is the first in a series of three about emotional outbursts. When a child who regularly throws tantrums makes a request, parents need to be careful. As every parent knows, the decision to deny the request should not be altered by a tan…
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: All You Can Eat
Editors Note: Second in a series about family routines and childrens health. On the whole, American Moms watch the diet of their babies carefully. But once the children have a say, the diet deteriorates because there are many conspiracies to lure your ch…
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Early Bites of Pare…
Child abuse often starts with a history of expecting too much from a child. Parent abuse usually begins with expecting too little. Some parents, committed to doing anything to help their child, will bear any burden. But overindulging is not loving; it jus…
Tags: parenting, abuse
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Drug Abuse: Who's t…
Parents may see a clear distinction between medications and illegal drugs but a child/teen may not. The distinction becomes even less visible if medications are abused at home.
Tags: parenting, drugs
Resource: Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Don't Miss Graduati…
This article discusses the importance of attending a child's graduation. Whether you are the parent or just one of the extended family, you should go. Not so that years later they will remember you attended, as you remember who attended yours, but to pro…
Resource: Demands of a New Baby
This articles focuses on the importance of sharing the responsibilities of a new baby. Most of us believe that both parents should be dedicated to caring for their children. But other adults - aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends - can easily forget …
Resource: 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.
Resource: Behavioural method is not an attempt to 'cure' autism…
ABA isn't actually an autism treatment, although it can be used to make a positive difference. It can be applied at any age and not just with children with more severe autism. It's also used in other areas of education and in health, and among other thing…
Resource: Parenting Styles by Dr. Roger McIntire
Parenting expert and behavior analyst Dr. Roger McIntire gives instantly helpful advice and behavioral solutions to common problems.
Resource: Behavioral Parenting Abstract 5 (1), 1-26 ( 2007) Run…
The "Tips for Parent" section in the current issue is an article written by a Camille Pauly,who has worked in the field of behavioral parenting for many years and is herself of parent! Luanne Witherup and David Lee, who are both senior behavior analysts o…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 34, 1-17 (2006). NATURE, NUR…
Determining the degree to which persistent human behaviors and traits are the result of genetics or environment is important for a host of theoretical reasons in psychology. This article asks whether the results of such determinations are relevant to th…
Resource: Behavioral Parenting Abstract 3 (2), 1-28 (2004). Pha…
In this issue of Behavioral Parenting we highlight abstracts of studies that involved behavioral analyses of medication effects.
Resource: Behavioral Parenting Abstract 2 (2), 1-25 (2003). Tok…
In this issue we highlight abstracts on the topic of token economies, which are commonly used by parents and in classrooms.
Item: The Good Kid Book: How to Solve the 16 Most CommonBehavio…
The Good Kid Book: How to Solve the 16 Most Common Behavior Problems by Howard Sloane An easy-to-read book for parents who need immediate help with specific child behavior problems. This is one of the clearest and most practical parenting resources ava…
Item: The Power of Positive Parenting
The Power of Positive Parenting by Glenn I. Latham As they have in the past, parents today are still asking: How can I deal with my child's tantrums? How can I get my kids to do their chores promptly and without complaining? What can I do to help my fami…
Item: Keys to Classroom Management
Keys to Classroom Management by Glenn I. Latham Virtually every major study about compelling needs in education places classroom management at or near the top of the list. This book is designed to help teachers and educators create a positive learning en…
Item: The Power of Positive ParentingStudy Questions
The Power of Positive Parenting, Study Questions by Stephen Ledoux These study questions were designed to increase the reader's benefit from interacting with the book by prompting and guiding the reader's learning and to focus the reader's attention. G…
Item: Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies for Pare…
Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies for Parents of Children 2-12 by Roger W. McIntire Here's the help parents need to stay calm, confident, and in control as they encounter the daily stresses and turmoil of raising young children. This book…
Item: Parenting Prescriptions Set of 2 Audio Tapes
Parenting Prescriptions, Set of 2 Audio Tapes by Glenn I. Latham Everyday parenting challenges can be made easier when you draw upon Dr. Latham's years of research and his understanding of human behaviors. In this two audio cassette tape set, Dr. Latha…
Item: Parenting With Love
Parenting With Love by Dr. Glenn Latham The principles of good behavior clearly explained and applied to the home setting. Learn skills which create a more peaceful, cooperative environment. This is the positive parenting guide you can carry to the of…
Item: Parenting With LoveSpanish Version
The principles of good behavior clearly explained and applied to the home setting. Learn skills which create a more peaceful, cooperative environment. This is the positive parenting guide you can carry to the office, on a trip, or in the car. It covers …
Item: Behind the Schoolhouse Door:Managing Chaos With Science,S…
Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Managing Chaos With Science, Skills & StrategiesDr. Glenn I. Latham This new compilation of Behind the Schoolhouse Door, Management Not Discipline, and workshop studies includes findings from a 20-year study conducted i…
Item: Head Strong: A Parenting Survival Kit for Reducing Tensio…
A breakthrough parenting approach to solving problematic behavior patterns by your child When it comes to raising productive and confident children, often times parents find themselves dealing with the same issues over and over; repetitive behaviors…
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