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Punishment without Spanking

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  November 5, 2011
Noël Plummer can't imagine making a conscious decision to inflict physical pain on her 8-year-old daughter as a punishment. She's...
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Tantrum Tamer: New Ways Parents Can Stop Bad Behavior

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  November 5, 2011
Forget everything you may have read about coping with children's temper tantrums. Time-outs, sticker charts, television denial—for many, none of...
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A Yale Psychologist Calls for Radical Change in Therapy

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  September 13, 2011
Dr. Alan E. Kazdin contends that treatments for mental health issues have made great strides over the last few decades,...
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Pop Songs: Bad for Babies?

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  September 6, 2011
I can count on one hand the number of children’s songs I know. There are, of course, the ABC’s song,...
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Fighting In Front of Kids

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  November 11, 2010
Juju Chang on how arguing in front of your kids affects their development.
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Get Off Facebook and Do Something

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  May 17, 2010
One of the most common concerns for parents is the worry that their children, especially preadolescents and adolescents, are just...
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Parenting Expert Warns Against Physical Punishment

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  May 10, 2010
Corporal punishment of children has long been a topic of controversy in the United States. According to some studies, more...
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The difference between bribing your child and rewarding your child

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  March 10, 2010
Rewarding the desired behavior is just one element of positive reinforcement, which a deep body of reputable research over several...
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No Brakes! The best way to guide your teenager through the high-risk years

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  February 1, 2010
Research demonstrates that teenagers do not suffer from some special inability to reason. Larry Steinberg and other researchers explain the...
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One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  October 5, 2009
In Brooklyn, public school’s been up and running for almost two months now, and I can’t stop thinking about Jmyha...
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