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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds, Third Edition [Paperback]

Rex Forehand , Nicholas Long

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1 Aug 2010

A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child's behavior

Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child’s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems.

The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment.

  • Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child's disruptive behavior.
  • Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems.
  • Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology.
  • New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program.

Topics include:
Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child’s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors


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About the Author Rex Forehand, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and director of Clinical Training at the University of Vermont. He serves on several professional organizations including the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of Clinical Psychology, APA, among others. He frequently publishes in professional journals Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Health Psychology, and American Psychologist, to name a few. The author continues to speak and present at conferences and has recently presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention and the Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society Conference. Nicholas Long, Ph.D. is a professor of the Department of Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Psychology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Arkansas Children's Hospital. He has conducted over 400 workshops/presentations that have been given at the local, regional, national, and international levels. His affiliations include the APA, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Council of Family Relations, and more. Dr. Long is published frequently in professional journals including The Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Review among many others. The authors have written several books, including Making Divorce Easier on Your Child (MHP), Helping the Noncompliant Child (professional reference), and have contributed to several other professional references.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for Strong-Willed Children 19 Oct 2010
By D.P. - Published on Amazon.com
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I think perhaps some parents understanding of strong-willed and the author's might be different. Anyone who has a truly strong-will child might find this book LESS than useful. It is program that would probably work with a very mildly strong-willed child and like the other reviewer said, it is probably good for EVERY child (who is not strong-willed). A chair in the hallway for a time-out spot is NOT feasible for seriously strong-willed kids. Nor is sending them to your bedroom. Strong-willed kids don't stay in chairs in the hallway and they rip apart rooms they are sent to for time-outs (often while you are holding the door closed b/c there is no chance they will stay in there on their own). If this was not promoted for strong-willed kids, I would say it is a good plan. It might also work if you start really early with your child. We have been using Magic 1-2-3 for a long time with our child and have pretty good results. We still have explosive episodes more than I would like and this book didn't offer me anything new or special for my strong-willed little girl.
37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is good for EVERY child 3 Sep 2010
By Kari - Published on Amazon.com
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I'd been having some problems with my mostly well-behaved 4 year old daughter, and I felt as if things were suddenly getting out of my control. I tried time-outs, I tried all sorts of things. Sometimes they worked, but I still felt that our relationship was not as fun and close as it had been, and I worried that she was starting to be too sassy and rude (typical 4 year old behavior, really). After a bit of research I bought this book. And I have to tell you, it has worked wonders. Once I read the opening chapter, I realized that my daughter is far from what they describe as "strong willed." I worried at first that this would mean the book wasn't for us. But no need to worry - this way of dealing with a young child seems to work with any kid. And *almost* immediately! My husband was out of town during the first week, and he came back and was very impressed. He went away again a few weeks later, and came back to me raving about how much I love this book and how much I needed him to read at least a few chapters of it. And he admitted that the difference in her behavior was impressive. Now, I don't want anyone thinking I have a perfect daughter (she's wonderful, smart and funny, but she still has her moments) but the difference this book has made is well worth the price. And I enjoy being around her a heck of a lot more than I had been, and I think she feels the same way. If you're having issues, feeling like nothing is working, give this a shot. The chapters on rewarding and ignoring were the most important for us, but again, I don't think she was especially strong willed so YMMV.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 21 Dec 2013
By Estuardo Aroca - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book to read when you have a child with ADHD. The book takes through phases that help you to understand what your child is going through. Fine book to pick.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 25 Feb 2014
By Sweet Chestnut - Published on Amazon.com
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I like how this book made me realize more things about myself actually than about my child. That his issues are more often my own that I need to work on. I also realized that my child is not a "strong willed child" as characterized in the book, but the tips and ideas on how to work with children are still valuable and have helped in dealing with toddler behaviors. I recommend this book even though I haven't finished reading it yet.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift well received 8 April 2014
By Kathy M - Published on Amazon.com
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Same approach I used 30+ yrs ago with success; easy implementation for any family struggling with these issues with any pre-schooler +
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