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How to stop yelling at your kids and do something more effective instead

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  November 26, 2018
Yelling doesn't change a child's behavior in the long term, but these habits can.
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I Took an Online Parenting Class with My Wife and We Stopped Having Sex

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  November 21, 2018
My wife and I are avid DIYers — we prefer to do things ourselves rather than calling in outside help....
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Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 20, 2018
It doesn’t make you look authoritative. It makes you look out of control to your kids. It makes you look...
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Alan Kazdin Keynote at the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  March 19, 2018
Alan Kazdin presented new ways to about treating eating disorders, that are provided in everyday settings by lay people, not...
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Kazdin receives teaching award for ‘Everyday Parenting’ online course

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  March 16, 2018
Alan Kazdin, Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry and director of the Yale Parenting Center, received the Learners First...
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Do parenting experts agree with Kelly Clarkson’s view on spanking?

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  January 11, 2018
Kelly Clarkson’s controversial comments about spanking her daughter have ignited social media and drawn strong opinions in the parenting world.
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3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 12, 2017
Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private...
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Addressing the Treatment Gap

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 23, 2017
Although he is retiring, Dr. Kazdin will be continuing his research into innovative ways to close the treatment gap between...
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What to Do When Your Kid Tells Lies

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 19, 2017
Getting your children to stop lying even in normal circumstances is challenging in part because there are many influences in...
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Pros and cons of ditching clothes when you have kids

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 19, 2017
Growing up Catholic, there wasn’t even a question about everyone wearing clothes in Lori Sapio’s house. Today in her own...
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