by Gerald R. Patterson
Living with Children is an easy-to-understand book that shows how children learn behavior and how they actually train adults to behave. It helps parents learn when, where, and how to respond to and change children’s behavior. The techniques in the book work with all children including those who are aggressive or hyperactive. Discusses noncompliance, temper tantrums, bedwetting, and many more problems. Frequently used in parent training groups and family therapy sessions.
Table of Contents
- How to Use This Book
- Section 1: How Parents and Children Learn
- Social Learning
- What Are Reinforcers?
- How Can We Use Reinforcers?
- Social and Nonsocial Reinforcers
- Children Train Parents
- Accidental Training and Dependency
- Section 2: Changing Undesirable Behavior
- How to Observe and Count
- Time Out: Punishment for Little People
- Section 3: Normal Problems, Normal Children
- So Your Child Teases
- Toilet Training Three-Year-Olds
- Bed-Wetting: A Simple First Approach
- Temper Tantrums
- The Midnight Intruder
- To Bed or Not to Bed
- Section 4: Problem Children
- The Coercive Child
- The Child Who Steals