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Recent Writing by Dr. Alan E. Kazdin

“The program was illuminating and effective. We are all happier and our son is experiencing emotional success. The program is simple to follow and when applied with love and diligence led to profound results.”

Removing the Pressure Sometimes Can Get the Behavior You Want and Quickly

By |July 28th, 2020|For Parents, For Professionals|

Imagine a situation in which you would like your child to do something but he or she refuses or just does not do it without even refusing.  Ok, no imagination is needed.  If you have [...]

Managing Parenting Challenges of Social Distancing, Confinement, and Isolation

By |April 13th, 2020|For Parents, For Professionals|

We have learned by now that one of the best ways to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus is to distance ourselves physically from people and to stay at home with only occasional outings [...]

PODCAST: Yelling at your kids: why it doesn’t work and what you can do instead

By |January 13th, 2019|For Parents|

It’s time for school, but the kids aren’t ready. You yell, “Get in the car!” Nothing happens. You yell again. And again. And again. Sound familiar? Want it to change? uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Tracy Weiner and [...]

My work for Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

By |January 13th, 2019|For Parents, For Professionals|

Dr. Alan Kazdin recounts how he came to be a psychologist and discusses where his emphasis is now: studying models of treatment delivery with the idea of completely changing who, and how many, can [...]

Developing Persistence, Effort, and Goal Directed Behavior in Children and Adolescents

By |June 13th, 2018|For Parents, For Professionals|

Parents often are concerned about their children’s motivation and ability to focus on and stay with a task to achieve a goal.  In fact, surveys show that most parents, among diverse ethnic groups and income [...]

Challenges of the Internet and Social Media for Parents

By |March 23rd, 2018|For Parents|

An enormous challenge for parents is the monitoring, oversight, and control of the digital and social world of children and adolescents.  The challenge is daunting because: That world includes all sorts of technology (smartphones and [...]

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