A widely-popular now classic work by Dr. Gerald R. Patterson, this book helps parents recognize the crucial role they play in shaping their children’s behavior.
The first half of the book examines reinforcement and contracts as the basis for behavior management programs. The second half focuses on applications of social learning principles. In addition to addressing common problems such as whining and temper tantrums, the book offers practical advice on more complex problems such as aggression and stealing.
Focuses on children and young adolescents.
“The book is a careful, straightforward presentation of behavior modification techniques. . . useful as a resource in helping parents develop effective management techniques for dealing with behavioral problems.”
—Robert I. Havens, Personnel and Guidance Journal
“The material is well arranged, theoretical concepts being explained and then followed by precise and specific directions for their practical application.”
—David R. Mace, The Family Coordinator
“A useful supplementary tool, particularly for elementary and junior high counselors in their work with parents.”
—Richard W. Warner, Jr., The School Counselor