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Taming Your Toddler

July 27, 2008
For those times when your kid goes from zero to possessed in 60 seconds—and you feel like you're yelling at 160 decibels—a top psychologist offers some soothing (and surprising) advice. 
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Child behavior specialist Alan Kazdin answers our staffers toughest kid problems

July 19, 2008
Alan Kazdin, Ph.D. outlines strategies gleaned from his work with thousands of patients—and offers hope to beleaguered  parents everywhere. Here, he helps Cookie staffers with their own disciplining dilemmas. Find  out more specific information on the Kazdin Method.
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Good Parents, Bad Results

June 8, 2008
In this day of two­ earner couples and single parents, when 9­ year­ olds have cellphones, 12 ­year­ olds are binge drinking and having oral sex, and there is evidence that teens are more fearful and  depressed than ever, the challenges of rearing competent and loving human beings are  enough to make a parent seek help from Super nanny.
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Disciplining children effectively

June 5, 2008
Deciding how to discipline a child can be one of the hardest parts of being a parent. Even parents of generally well-behaved children can find themselves at a loss when trying to discipline a defiant toddler or a surly teenager. In this episode, psychologist Alan Kazdin, PhD, discusses corporal punishment and the most effective techniques for getting the behavior parents want.
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Handling Defiant Kids Made Easy

June 1, 2008
Parents grappling with how to change the behavior of a defiant tantrum-prone child often turn in frustration to books for help, with mixed results.
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Praise a Child Right, and You’ll Get Results

February 8, 2008
Alan Kazdin knows where I’ve gone wrong. He knows that I nag, and threaten, and then try to reason with my child, explaining why what she’s doing is a bad idea. And he knows that none of those time-honored parenting techniques work worth a darn.
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Parenting by the Book

February 1, 2008
What parent hasn’t had to deal with an unruly child? Throwing a tantrum in the supermarket. Refusing to go to...
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