SOS Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems

Lynn Clark

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Designed to help parents handle common everyday behavior problems, this book presents a behavior approach that suggests that good and bad behavior are both learned and can be changed, and proposes specific methods, skills, procedures, and strategies for parents to use in getting improved behavior from their children. The guide is divided into four sections. Section 1 presents some fundamentals of child behavior and effective discipline. Some of the causes of children's misbehavior are examined as well as ways of increasing good behavior and eliminating bad ones. Section 2 provides advice for implementing the "time-out" method. Section 3 gives suggestions on how to: (1) manage bad behavior away from home; (2) use points, tokens, and contracts; (3) use time-out on two children at the same time; (4) use time-out on a toy instead of the child; (5) handle aggressive and dangerous behavior; and (6) help children express feelings. Section 4 suggests some additional resources for helping children. Each chapter includes a review of the most important ideas and instructions presented. The book's two appendices include an index of problem behaviors, quizzes and answers for parents, more resources for professionals, and tear-out sheets for parents and teachers. (Contains approximately 60 references.) 

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Bibliographic Information:

Lynn Clark. SOS Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems (1996). Parents Press, Inc.: Bowling Green, KY. (254 pages).

Language: English

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Parents Press, Inc.
P O Box 2180-T
Bowling Green, KY
42102

Phone: (800) 576-1582
Fax: (270) 796-9194

URL: http://www.sosprograms.com

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Intended User Audience:

Parents of young children (with and without disabilities), teachers of young children, and counselors who work with young children (ages 2-12) and their parents. 

Product Development:

A licensed clinical psychologist developed this material. He has worked extensively with families and young children. He has also taught graduate students. This material is based on a review of the literature and the developer's years of clinical experience. His background is in behavioral, and humanistic, and Adlerian psychology.

This material has been translated into a number of languages: Chinese, Korean, Turkish, and Arabic. Psychologists and psychiatrists, usually university-affiliated, in each of these countries have read the English version and contacted the developer for permission to translate it. The developer worked with each individual to arrange the translation and its publication. Currently, the developer is working on the Spanish version.
 

Product Evaluation:

This material has received positive feedback from many experts in the field. (See brochure with testimonials and quotes from reviews at the beginning of the book).
 

Product Dissemination:

Approximately, 230,000 copies of the English version of this material have been disseminated throughout the world, 95% in the US. Approximately, 2,000 copies of the Chinese, 1000 of the other languages (Korean, Turkish, and Arabic) have been disseminated. Finally, eight thousand copies of the accompanying video-training program have been distributed. 

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