ERIC Number: ED399070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds.
Forehand, Rex; Long, Nicholas
Parenting is one the most difficult tasks that adults face, and parenting strong-willed children can be even more difficult and frustrating. Parents of strong-willed children are often frustrated by their children's behavior as well as the lack of support and resources to help them deal with their children. This book describes a self-guided program for managing disruptive young children, based upon a clinical treatment program for which typical results include improved parent-child relationships, children who mind their parents more, and fewer child behavior problems at home and in other settings, such as preschool. The sections of the book are: (1) "Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior"; (2) "Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program," including determining whether a child's behavior needs to be changed and skill building in the five areas covered by the program--attending, rewarding, ignoring, giving directions, and using time-outs; (3) "Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change," including ways to create a more positive home environment, to improve communication skills, to develop more patience, and to build self-esteem; and (4) "Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations," discussing specific problem behaviors including temper tantrums, aggression, mealtime problems, bedtime and sleep problems, lying, and sibling rivalry. (BGC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Rearing, Communication Skills, Family (Sociological Unit), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Parents, Problem Children, Self Esteem, Toddlers, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
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