(Written by Jessica Klein, School Psychologist in NY) Many children experience behavior difficulties at some point in their lives. Dealing with these problems effectively can be a challenge for parents. Below are some tips from Dr. Alan Kazdin of Yale University Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic.
He is the author of “The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child” and other books on parenting. Dr. Kazdin says kids learn by example — so parents have to be careful about what behavior they model. “If you want this child to comply and show respect, you don’t start screaming and shouting and making threats,” Kazdin said. “That will only make it worse.” [Read more…]