On this page you’ll find a number of items that are directly related kids who present their parents and teachers with behavioral challenges. After the listing of articles, you’ll find a list of helpful books, followed by some excellent web sites for parents of children who have emotional and/or behavioral hurdles to overcome.
What to do when the school or psychologist tells you that your child has an emotional and/or behavior disorder
|Your rights when the school wants to evaluate (test/assess) your child|
|Ideas for making home a more positive place for you and your kids|
|One parent’s story about how she found out that positive ways motivate kids better than giving penalties|
|How to set up a home behavior management systembased on a “checking/savings account”|
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Great Books For Parents Of Kids Who Need To Learn To Make Better Behavior Choices
This classic book, as useful today as when it was first published in the early 1980′s provides parents with “Nice ways” to gain compliance from their children. Along with easy-to-read text are cartoons showing the typical ineffective phrasing used by parents are followed by those showing more effective ways of saying things. In my mind, this is the best parenting book on the market when it comes to how WE can change our ways to help our kids behave better.
Assertive Discipline for Parents provides a system that helps parents to be in-charge, while also being compassionate and supportive. It’s especially good for parents who have problems “standing up” to their children, but also great for those parents who find themselves yelling and hitting/spanking when they get frustrated. The system gives parents things to say and do that are firm, but loving. Kids view the system as being fair and reasonable.
A Book For Kids Who Need To Make Better Behavior Choices
It‘s the only book written FOR kids who need to learn how to make better choices when it comes to thier actions. It’s written on a 4th grade reading level, but you can read it with youngsters who don’t yet read at that level. Cartoons and sensitive writing help to motivate kids to try the new ways. Leave it on the coffee table for curious eyes.
|Information on Dr. Mac’s book that you can use to help your child make better choices about behavior.|
|Read a parent’s review of Dr. Mac’s Book|
Other Web Sites on Parenting Youngsters with Behavioral Challenges
http://cecp.air.org/familybriefs/docs/Choice_at_home.pdf This page talks about giving choices to youngsters to help them become more self-managed and less defiant.
http://www.parenting.org/parenting-tips/behavior (Courtesy of Boy’s Town)
This site contains a great many links to articles on addressing behavior, from night terrors, to internet use, to mental illness, to drug use. A 24 hour parent helpline is available.
http://www.empoweringparents.com This site has hundreds of articles that address just about any behavior you can imagine. The site promotes a loving, but assertive style of parenting.
|Fetch Dr. Mac’s Home Page OK pup, now do like your momma told you.|
Author: Tom McIntyre at www.BehaviorAdvisor.com