Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds

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Rex Forehand, PhD, and Nicholas Long, PhD, have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child's behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems. The completely revised and updated edition includes new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541452930
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rex Forehand, PhD, is both the Ansbacher and University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Vermont.

Nicholas Long, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Psychology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

Part I Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior 7

1 Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins 9

2 Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed? 15

3 It Takes More than Just Good Parenting 27

4 Does My Child Have ADHD? 41

Part II Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program 55

5 Does My Child's Behavior Really Need to Change? 57

6 Week 1: Attending 71

7 Week 2: Rewarding 85

8 Week 3: Ignoring 103

9 Week 4: Giving Instructions 113

10 Week 5: Using Time-Outs 127

11 Integrating Your Parenting Skills 147

Part III Creating a Strong Foundation for Behavior Change 155

12 Changing the Nature of Your Family Life 157

13 Improving Your Communication Skills 177

14 Developing More Patience 193

15 Building Positive Self-Esteem 209

16 Teaching Your Child Basic Social Skills 223

Part IV Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations 231

17 Specific Problem Behaviors 233

Temper tantrums

Aggressive behavior

Mealtime behavior problems

Dressing problems

Behavior problems in the car

Bedtime and sleep problems


Sibling rivalry

Behavior problems at preschool/school

Appendix: Resources for Parents and Professionals 257

Index 263

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