For Parents

El Metodo Kazdin para Padres de Niños Desobedientes: Sin Píldoras, Ni Terapias, Ni Enfrentamiento (Spanish Edition)

El Método Kazdin pone por primera vez a disposición de los padres el programa desarrollado por el Dr. Kazdin cuya eficacia ha sido probada por las investigaciones más extensas y reputadas en el campo de la terapia infantil. El libro muestra cómo usar el tono de voz, cuándo y cómo tocar, cómo dirigir a tu [...]

By |2019-08-29T12:11:58+00:00August 29th, 2019|Book, For Parents|

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

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 Anne Johnsos talk to Dr. Alan Kazdin, Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale, about the negative effects of [...]

By |2019-01-13T13:35:33+00:00January 13th, 2019|For Parents|

My work for Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

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 access treatment. He notes that "most people in need of psychological help receive no treatment." This is based on current [...]

By |2019-01-13T13:40:08+00:00January 13th, 2019|For Parents, For Professionals|

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

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 levels, want their children to be hardworking. Clearly, parents have recognized the importance of characteristics such a persistence.  Scientific research [...]

By |2018-06-13T10:11:56+00:00June 13th, 2018|For Parents, For Professionals|

Challenges of the Internet and Social Media 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 watches, tablets, game consoles, voice-activated everything); There is a vast range of activities and resources that one can do with [...]

By |2018-04-03T16:13:14+00:00March 23rd, 2018|For Parents|

My Child Lies? What can I do About it?

Many parents report that their child lies and they are frustrated with what to do about it. Understandably parents are concerned. The child may be getting into trouble at school and getting other people into trouble by lying about who did what when. Also, parents may catch a child lying at home and that can [...]

By |2017-09-05T18:08:59+00:00September 5th, 2017|For Parents|

Fostering Flexibility

Flexibility in your parenting can be very important.  While most of us consider ourselves to be flexible, so much of parenting seems to require NOT being flexible, so let us consider how this could work. Raising children seems to require that a parent has fixed rules that should not be compromised.  So many issues, such [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00March 14th, 2017|For Parents|

Myths of Punishment

As the new year is beginning, many of us begin to think about what changes we can make in our lives.  Parenting is such an important job, and we often hope that we are being the best parents we can be. Punishment for misbehavior comes so naturally to us.  We barely even think about it [...]

Easy Tips for a Fun and Constructive Summer Time

Be down with down time.  There is so much structure and rushing around during the school year.  Allow summer to include some down time for your children. Make family time.  Summer is a great opportunity to create some family time.  Do something together as a family.  Take a bike ride, go to the beach, or [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00July 1st, 2016|For Parents|
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