Being a parent can be tough and there are times when you just don't have all the answers. For parents who find themselves faced with a seemingly endless spiral of conflict, poor behaviour and ineffective discipline, this is the evidence-based parenting program they've been waiting for. Divided into 12 sessions, it first focuses on developing a strong relationship between parent and child. Once a firm foundation of parenting strategies has been developed, the program then moves onto effective discipline. The discipline program is designed so that it is self-sustaining and allows the parent to step back from what is often an emotionally charged situation and instead use predetermined consequences. It also emphasises teaching children ownership of their behaviour. The beauty of this program is that the principles can be used in each of the child's environments (at home, at school, with grandparents, etc.), while it has also been designed so that any parent can use it as well as those with children who have been diagnosed with behavioural disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or explosive and non-compliant behaviour.
It's a commonsense, practical guide to getting your kids back on track and creating a happier home!
Stuart Passmore is a psychologist in private practice, with extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families. Stuart specialises in parenting children with behavioural disorders and noncompliant behaviour. He is the author of the very successful ADHD Handbook (also by Exisle).
Introduction 1 SECTION 1 DEVELOPING NEW PARENTING SKILLS 12 Chapter 1 Belongingness and Attachment 13 Chapter 2 Four Different Parenting Styles 35 Chapter 3 Active and Reflective Listening 63 Chapter 4 Emotional and Behavioural Involvement 85 Chapter 5 Accepting Children's Emotions and Behaviour and Enhancing the Development of Emotional Intelligence in Children 106 Chapter 6 Parental Modelling 130 Chapter 7 Praise, Encouragement and Recognition 141 Chapter 8 Developing Empathy and Moral Behaviour 151 SECTION 2 LEARNING HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD 163 Chapter 9 Learning Effective and Appropriate Discipline 164 Bibliography 208 Index 227