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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction The Method Where the Method Comes From Getting the Word Out So, Relax 1. Seven Myths of Effective Parenting 2. Everything You Need to Know (Except How) The Positive Opposite Positive Reinforcement Reinforced Practice Shaping Extinction Putting It All Together: ABC Q&A 3. Putting the Method in Place: Transitions, Tantrums, and a Very Young Child Define the Problem and Its Positive Opposite Get Started Right Away What to Expect the First Week Keys to Success 4. Your Six-to-Twelve-Year-Old: Supermarket Scenes, Late for School, Sibling Squabbles, Homework Avoidance, and More Supermarket Scenes Late for School Sibling Squabbles Squabbling Friends Homework Avoidance Involving a Teacher 5. Your Preadolescent: Bad Attitude, Bad Language, Home Alone, and Much More A Little Perspective What¿s with Them? Pushing the Limits Family Values The Art of Compromise Adapting the Method to Preadolescents Bad Attitude Swearing Messy Room After School on His Own Practicing an Instrument Negotiating Blowups and Everyday Life 6. Punishment: The Most Misunderstood, Misused, and Overused Tool in the Parental Toolbox Multiple Motives Lead to Punishment Myths Effects and Side Effects of Punishment How to Punish A Common Punishment: Time Out 7. Special Situations: How to Jumpstart Behavior, Work with More Than One Child, and Handle Low-Rate Misbehaviors Jumpstarting Behavior Consequence Sharing Group Programs Low-rate Programs 8. Troubleshooting When You Need to Troubleshoot Common Problems (and Quick Fixes for Them) Troubleshooting the Basics Troubleshooting the Scrooge Scenario Check Each Other A Couple of Common Questions, Quickly Answered Advanced Troubleshooting 9. Your Child¿s Wider World Good Behavior for Good Fading the Program Transferring Behaviors to New Situations Different Settings, Different People Babysitter for the Evening Daily Babysitter or Nanny Daycare School¿Coach¿Vacation¿Joint Custody¿You Already Did the Hard Part 10. Parenting Stress and Household Chaos Parenting Stress Effects of Parenting Stress on Parent and Child Behavior Effects of Stress on Attachment What to Do About Parenting Stress Stress Research and Family Stories Household Chaos Bringing Order to the Household How Much Order Is Too Much? Investing in Routine Seeking Professional Help for Yourself 11. Beyond the Method When and Why the Program Doesn¿t Change Behaviors Medication and Diet Can Medication Help Address My Child¿s Problem Behaviors? What About Diet and Nutrition? Seeking Help for Your Child Some Help with Signs and Signals Getting Help: Leads and Contacts Conclusion: Positive Parenting Index
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Problem children -- Behavior modification.