10 Tips for Parents of Defiant Children

Dr. Alan Kazdin of Yale University Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic offers 10 tips for dealing with defiant children. All of the following tips are based on this simple principle: Attention to bad behavior increases bad behavior (yelling, lecturing, scolding, spanking and punishing are all forms of negative attention), while attention to good behavior increases good behavior. 1) Notice good behavior and give attention to it. Anything you see that you want to happen more often -- let...Full Story
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