ERIC Number: ED275455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
You Can't Make Me! A Behavior Management Handbook.
Crist, Mary Jo; And Others
Written for parents and other caregivers, this handbook describes techniques and strategies to use to effectively change children's behavior when it is necessary to do so. The first three sections focus on the need for caregivers to understand themselves, their tolerance levels, preferences, and needs in order to clarify their strengths and weaknesses; the need to organize children's living and play environments in ways supportive of self-control and independent play; and the need to set developmentally appropriate limits on children's behavior. The fourth section specifies principles for changing children's behavior. Discussion suggests how to support acceptance, ways of giving guidance, when to intervene, and how to talk with children. The fifth section concerns ways of avoiding power struggles by employing effective rules and by being persistent and willing to compromise. Section six describes six techniques for changing children's behavior: using consequences, redirection, restraint or holding, time out, reinforcement, and problem solving. Concluding remarks list principles of effective discipline. A brief, selected bibliography is provided. (RH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Discipline, Family Environment, Guidance, Guidelines, Parent Child Relationship, Problem Solving, Punishment, Young Children
The C.A.P.E. Center, Inc., 5924 Royal Lane, Suite 216, Dallas, Texas 75230 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: CAPE Center, Inc., Dallas, TX.
Note: For other handbooks in this series, see PS 016 168-171.