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What Every Parent Should Know About Timeouts

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 10, 2014
Timeouts are a disciplinary tool that is widely misunderstood and frequently misused. Everyone has heard of timeouts, and they seem...
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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  September 19, 2014
There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run and actually...
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Why We Aren’t The Parents We Know We Could Be

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  June 23, 2014
Most parents I know suffer from occasional — or constant — eruptions of parental self-judgment: moments when they feel they...
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Parenting Tips for Changing Kids’ Behavior — Without Screaming

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  July 15, 2013
or even the most seasoned parents, everyday responsibilities like enforcing bedtimes, establishing good eating habits and managing sibling infighting can...
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Mental Health Care Needs an ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ Model

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  February 20, 2013
Many routine but important medical services today are far more convenient to obtain than they were a generation ago. So...
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Smarter Ways to Discipline Children

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 5, 2012
Research Suggests Which Strategies Really Get Children to Behave; How Timeouts Can Work Better
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Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 4, 2012
Every parent trying to come to grips with the scope of the tragedy in Connecticut is wondering how to talk...
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Renowned psychologist, Alan E. Kazdin, speaks about effective method on parenting

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 12, 2012
Alan E. Kazdin, a nationally known psychologist for his work in child development and alumnus of San Jose State will...
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Parenting that works

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 5, 2012
Search for parenting books on, and you get tens of thousands of titles, leaving new parents awash in a...
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Meet the Editor of Clinical Psychological Science

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  August 1, 2012
His name may not appear in bold face in a celebrity magazine, but for students and seasoned professionals alike, Alan...
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