ERIC Number: ED478225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Rewards for Kids! Ready-to-Use Charts and Activities for Positive Parenting.
Shiller, Viriginia M.; Schneider, Meg F.
Finding ways to encourage preschoolers and elementary school children to behave well without resorting to scolding, threats, or bribery is a challenge for parents. This book advocates the positive parenting technique of rewards as the key to good behavior and shows parents how to use a variety of child-friendly sticker charts and other tools to help children improve their behavior. Chapters in Part 1 describe the use of reward plans to influence children's behavior, present a 5-step plan for developing and implementing reward plans, and offer suggestions for dealing with difficulties in implementing reward plans. Chapters in Part 2 present sample reward plans that treat seven of the most common challenges parents must help their children face: getting along with others, staying on schedule, overcoming sleep problems, establishing hassle-free hygiene, getting along with siblings, doing chores, and reducing homework blues. Each chapter describes the problem behavior and shows how a parent assembles a reward plan to fit the child's age and personality, talks with the child about the problem, describes the plan's details, explains the chart and reward chosen to use, and describes the plans outcomes. Each chapter also includes two additional reward plans for similar problems within the behavior category and a list of additional challenges for which a similar plan might work. Part 3 describes how different types of charts are used, including basic progress charts, picture charts for younger children, and imaginative tracking charts for older children. Included in a special pull-out section are the charts and other materials, such as certificates, medals, prize coupons, and contracts. (KB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Charts, Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Children, Discipline, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Positive Reinforcement, Praise, Rewards
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.