Monday, November 28, 2011

The A-B-C's of Parenting

Your kid's having another meltdown. What are you going to do? New research says time-outs or other punishments won't make the bad behavior stop in the long run. Neither will nagging, endless explaining, or yelling. To really get them to change, parents have to focus on the "A-B-C's," says Dr. Alan Kazdin, a Yale psychology professor who also heads the Yale Parenting Center. His team of researchers have developed techniques they describe as a parent management training program, focusing on the ABC's. more

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