This now classic best-selling book by Dr. Gerald R. Patterson is an easy-to-understand guide that shows how children learn behavior and how they actually train adults to behave.
This essential book helps parents learn when, where, and how to respond to and change children’s behavior. The techniques in the book work with all children including those who are aggressive or hyperactive.
Discusses noncompliance, temper tantrums, bedwetting, and many more problems. Frequently and currently used in parent training groups and family therapy sessions.
How to Use This Book
Section 1: How Parents and Children Learn
What Are Reinforces?
How Can We Use Reinforcers?
Social and Nonsocial Reinforcers
Children Train Parents
Accidental Training and Dependency
Section 2: Changing Undesirable Behavior
How to Observe and Count
Time Out: Punishment for Little People
Section 3: Normal Problems, Normal Children
So Your Child Teases
Toilet Training Three-Year-Olds
Bed-Wetting: A Simple First Approach
The Midnight Intruder
To Bed or Not to Bed
Section 4: Problem Children
The Coercive Child
The Child Who Steals