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ERIC Number: ED427879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 228
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57542-046-5
How To Handle a Hard-to-Handle Kid: A Parents' Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors.
Edwards, C. Drew
Noting that parenting is one of the most difficult and demanding challenges people face, this book integrates extensive clinical experience, up-to-date research, and personal experience to help parents manage hard-to-handle children more effectively. The book explains hard-to-handle behaviors and helps parents understand what might be normal childhood behavior and what needs to be addressed differently. The book encourages parents to use a balanced approach to discipline, encompassing positive strategies to prevent problems and reinforce desirable behavior, as well as discouraging inappropriate behavior. Following an introduction, the book's chapters are: (1) "The Most Important Job in the World"; (2) "Understanding Hard-to-Handle Behavior"; (3) "Caring for Yourself as a Parent"; (4) "Becoming an Authoritative Parent"; (5) "Nurturing and Supporting Your Child"; (6) "Providing Direction and Structure for Your Child"; (7) "Responding to Your Child's Behavior"; (8) "Using a Home-Economy Program"; (9) "Helping Your Child Keep Up the Good Work"; (10) "Dealing with Specific Hard-To-Handle Situations"; (11) "Encouraging Sibling and Peer Relationships"; and (12) "Helping Your Child Succeed at School." A brief final chapter summarizes key points in the book. The book concludes with a list of resources for parents and for children. (Contains a 95-item bibliography.) (HTH)
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1724; Tel: 612-338-2068; Fax: 612-337-5050; Web site:; e-mail: ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A