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