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Parenting Tips for Changing Kids’ Behavior — Without Screaming

July 15, 2013
or even the most seasoned parents, everyday responsibilities like enforcing bedtimes, establishing good eating habits and managing sibling infighting can feel overwhelming. We discuss strategies for using positive reinforcement to deal with a range of ordinary parenting challenges throughout a kid’s life — from toddler to teenager — with Dr. Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center and author of the new book, “The Everyday Parenting Toolkit.”
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Mental Health Care Needs an ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ Model

February 20, 2013
Many routine but important medical services today are far more convenient to obtain than they were a generation ago. So how could these types of conveniences transfer to mental health services?
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Smarter Ways to Discipline Children

December 5, 2012
Research Suggests Which Strategies Really Get Children to Behave; How Timeouts Can Work Better
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Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

December 4, 2012
Every parent trying to come to grips with the scope of the tragedy in Connecticut is wondering how to talk to their kids about it.
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Renowned psychologist, Alan E. Kazdin, speaks about effective method on parenting

October 12, 2012
Alan E. Kazdin, a nationally known psychologist for his work in child development and alumnus of San Jose State will give a lecture on parenting defiant children by using his method, the “Kazdin Method,” which encourages using positive reinforcement for good behavior rather than punishment for a child.
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Parenting that works

October 5, 2012
Search for parenting books on, and you get tens of thousands of titles, leaving new parents awash in a sea of often conflicting information. But thanks to the accumulated results of decades of empirical research, psychologists know more than ever before about what successful parenting really is.
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Meet the Editor of Clinical Psychological Science

August 1, 2012
His name may not appear in bold face in a celebrity magazine, but for students and seasoned professionals alike, Alan E. Kazdin inspired some of the same awestruck reactions as the arrival of a rock star. Cameras appeared. Fans gathered.
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How To Talk to Your Kids About the School Shooting

June 12, 2012
What do you say to your elementary-school-aged children about the mass slaughter of children at an elementary school? People should be ready to respond honestly to their children’s question, but at the level they are asked and with the minimum of detail necessary.
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Joyful Parenting

May 8, 2012
I am exhausted from the middle of the night "Will she or won't she throw up?" session. She did not, but still, it's probably not the perfect time to ask myself if I'm parenting from a place of joy or a place of fear.
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More TV, Less Self-Esteem, Except for White Boys,” ABC News

May 5, 2012
Researchers from Indiana University surveyed close to 400 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12, of whom...
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