Dr. Hughes has written a guide for parenting based on a step-by-step progression to behavior change. The book is filled with real-life examples and leavened with a sense of humor, all from a distinguished and knowledgeable expert in the field. -- Robert L. Hendren, D.O., President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Parents who read this book and begin to practice these parenting fundamentals have a good chance of reducing current problems and preventing other problems before they occur, but more importantly, effective parents give their children a chance to have the personal discipline and positive sense of self that is crucial for successful living. -- John T. Walkup, M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, from the foreword
Foreword, by John T. Walkup, M.D.PrefaceIntroduction1. When Is a Problem a Problem?2. Illness, Stress, and Personality Development3. A Parent's Dilemma: Insist and Cause Conflict or Don't Insist and Walk on Eggshells4. The Failed Inspection5. Why Rewards Don't Work and Why Rewards Do Matter6. Laying the Foundation for a Schedule7. Putting Together a Schedule8. Homework9. When Evening Comes10. Weekends, Holidays, and Long-Term Rewards11. Troubleshooting: Complaining, Disrespectful, Out-of-Control Behavior12. Presenting the Schedule to Your Child13. Teaching VirtueConclusionReferencesIndex
William H. Hughes, M.D., is director of family services at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento, California.
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