“Tiny Tyrants: How to Really Change Your Kid’s Behavior,”
by Alan E. Kazdin, Slate.com (April 2008)

Picture an explosive parent who responds to a child’s misbehavior by ranting, screaming, and perhaps hitting. Now picture a calm, patient, gentle parent who responds to the same misbehavior—no matter how provokingly awful—by reasoning and explaining. The rage-ball goes ballistic; the patient explainer works hard to see what’s going on inside the child in order to get the child to understand why the behavior must change…

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