First the Broccoli, Then the Ice Cream: A Parent's Guide to Deliberate Discipline

First the Broccoli, Then the Ice Cream: A Parent's Guide to Deliberate Discipline

by Dr. Tim Riley


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First the Broccoli, Then the Ice Cream: A Parent's Guide to Deliberate Discipline by Dr. Tim Riley

Don't be misled by the title... this is not a book about how to get your kids to eat their veggies, though it can certainly help with that issue, along with giving you guidance on how to tackle a lot of other behavior problems many parents face every day. Dr. Tim Riley uses common sense, clinical experience and a healthy dose of humor to explain the reasons behind these all too common and often frustrating behaviors and what you as a parent can do about them.
Among the many tools presented in this can-do book, parents will learn:

- Four (or maybe five) really useful principles of behavior

- Six simple (but not always easy) steps to more effective discipline and motivation

- What to do when you like what your child is doing, and when you don't

- Specific responses to some of the most common problem behaviors

Proud recipient of the 2011 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984142316
Publisher: Two Fish, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

If life experience can help a therapist better understand his clients, Tim Riley should be well equipped for the job. Before earning his doctorate in psychology, Dr. Riley worked selling toys in a department store, as a carpenter, delivery driver, farmhand, clown, warehouse worker and forklift driver, graphic artist, editor, and owner/operator of a screen printing business.

Along the way, he found time to marry and help rear three children (Nicole, Kara and Andrew), coaching baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball, and cheering on everything else. He is a surprisingly unskilled amateur musician, woodworker, and juggler who subscribes to the idea that aging is inevitable, but maturity is not. Dr. Riley and his wife, Debra, make their home in Elkhorn, a small community on the western edge of Omaha, Nebraska.

Before moving to his current full-time private practice, Dr. Riley spent several years as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During his time at UNMC, he directed the Attention Deficit and Related Disorders Diagnostic Clinic and the Outreach Behavioral Health Clinics program. In addition, he acted as the team psychologist for traveling specialty clinics for Genetics and Medically Handicapped Children, working closely with physicians and other medical and educational professionals in communities across the state.

Dr. Riley also has served on the faculties of the University of Nebraska and Bellevue University. He has made numerous presentations and conducted workshops for parents, mental health and medical professionals, educators, and child care workers. Dr. Riley is currently part of a group of twelve psychologists in a building shared with a pediatric medical clinic. His practice emphasizes work with children, adolescents, and families on a range of behavioral, emotional, and adjustment problems with special emphases on anxiety, stress and pain management, mood disorders, and ADD/ADHD.

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