Your Defiant Child, Second Edition: Eight Steps to Better Behavior

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Discover a way to end constant power struggles with your defiant, oppositional, "impossible" 5- to 12-year-old, with the help of leading child psychologist Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley's approach is research based, practical, and doable--and leads to lasting behavior change. Vivid, realistic stories illustrate what the techniques look like in action. Step by step, learn how you can:

*Harness the power of ...

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Overview


Discover a way to end constant power struggles with your defiant, oppositional, "impossible" 5- to 12-year-old, with the help of leading child psychologist Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley's approach is research based, practical, and doable--and leads to lasting behavior change. Vivid, realistic stories illustrate what the techniques look like in action. Step by step, learn how you can:

*Harness the power of positive attention and praise.
*Use rewards and incentives effectively.
*Stay calm and consistent--even on the worst of days.
*Establish a time-out system that works.
*Target behavioral issues at home, in school, and in public places.

Thoroughly revised to include the latest resources and 15 years' worth of research advances, the second edition also reflects Dr. Barkley's ongoing experiences with parents and kids. Helpful questionnaires and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Mental health professionals, see also the related title, Defiant Children, Third Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training. For a teen focus, see also Defiant Teens, Second Edition (for professionals), and Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition (for parents), by Russell A. Barkley and Arthur L. Robin.

Winner-- Parents' Choice "Approved" Award

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Editorial Reviews

The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review
"As one might expect from Barkley, the writing style is clear and precise and is aimed directly at parents and caregivers of these children....The strength of the book is its grounding in solid research in the area of modifying childhood behaviour presented in a way that is user friendly for parents....Excellent."--The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review
Science Books and Films
"A thorough, well-written handbook with concrete advice....The book is written in clear and coherent language that is easy to follow. The authors do an excellent job of breaking down the steps and discussing each in detail. In addition, numerous examples make the general points even easier to follow....This volume is an excellent resource for counselors and therapists to share with families and for parents to read on their own."--Science Books and Films
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"Authoritative, clear, empathic, structured, and evidence based, the second edition of Your Defiant Child surpasses the first, which is no easy feat. A 'must read' for parents worried about a child's oppositional, aggressive, or defiant behavior."--Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

"Dr. Barkley is a leader in the field who provides families with proven strategies for dealing with very challenging problems. The entire book reflects his research, experience, and wisdom. The book is informed by feedback from the many parents who have benefited from this approach, and includes practical examples and pointers for putting the techniques into action."--Charles E. Cunningham, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Canada

"Dr. Barkley provides sound advice for parents based on many years of research. This is a well-written, easy-to-follow guide for improving your child's behavior."--Rex Forehand, PhD, coauthor of Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

From the Publisher

"Authoritative, clear, empathic, structured, and evidence based, the second edition of Your Defiant Child surpasses the first, which is no easy feat. A 'must read' for parents worried about a child's oppositional, aggressive, or defiant behavior."--Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

"Dr. Barkley is a leader in the field who provides families with proven strategies for dealing with very challenging problems. The entire book reflects his research, experience, and wisdom. The book is informed by feedback from the many parents who have benefited from this approach, and includes practical examples and pointers for putting the techniques into action."--Charles E. Cunningham, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Canada

"Dr. Barkley provides sound advice for parents based on many years of research. This is a well-written, easy-to-follow guide for improving your child's behavior."--Rex L. Forehand, PhD, coauthor of Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462510078
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 257
  • Sales rank: 120,754
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors. The author of numerous bestselling books for professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD, Dr. Barkley lectures worldwide and makes frequent media appearances. He has worked with children and families for over 35 years, during which time he and his wife have raised two sons of their own. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.

Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
I. Getting to Know Your Defiant Child
1. "Is Something Wrong with My Child?"
2. "Why Is This Happening to My Family?"
3. "What Should I Do about It?"
4. Words to Live By: The Foundation of Better Behavior
II. Getting Along with Your Defiant Child
5. Step 1: Pay Attention!
6. Step 2: Start Earning Peace and Cooperation with Praise
7. Step 3: When Praise Is Not Enough, Offer Rewards
8. Step 4: Use Mild Discipline--Time-Out and More
9. Step 5: Use Time-Out with Other Misbehavior
10. Step 6: Think Aloud and Think Ahead--What to Do in Public
11. Step 7: Help the Teacher Help Your Child
12. Step 8: Moving toward a Brighter Future
Resources
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