How To Change Children's Behavior (Quickly)
Hi, my name is Dr. Griggs. I've been a psychologist in private practice for over two decades. I love writing ebooks on subjects that matter, and here's another one. I've spent years honing what works and what doesn't. I've read lots and lots of self-help books, and most of them sort of hit the mark. All of them have some fat. Mine hits the mark and has no fat. This one is clear, concise and is easy to read.
This ebook is about changing children's behavior. It gives practical techniques that parents can use right away, like the four-to-one rule. It gives parents understanding about rewards (reinforcers, for you psychology types). What are the three most effective qualities about rewards that make them work? I call them the three contingencies of reinforcemtns. Learn these and every other technique you can think of will explode your success with kids.
Yet, this ebook is not a parenting manual, because those books often focus too much on the content of daily living rather than the process of living daily. When you understand the dynamics of changing behavior, the "what" of your experience (the issue at hand) makes sense, and changing it to something else (a better behavior) becomes easy. This is content vs. process analysis. Process awareness is what parents need to understand and to make sense out of what their kids are doing (or not doing). Get this and watch your children change, almost magically.
There is a whole section on how to think about what children respond to and how children think. Why? Because when parents learn what children respond to and the way they respond to it, approaching their behavior becomes effective.
This section tells parents how to select the problem behaviors, and then to turn them around into their positive, opposite behavior. These are what we work with, and these are what make a huge difference, not just in behavior, but kid's moods, self-esteems.
Who should read this ebook? Parents, of course, but any adult who cares for any child. Teachers can use these techniques in the classroom, where they work en masse, not just on one or two kids. Instructors in classes for kids (swimming, karate, etc.) will have the same successes. Day care supervisors and after-school boys and girls club programs staff get good results using this material. Do you work with the developmentally disabled population? Aspergers? Apply my techniques and watch what happens. These techniques are right on. Lastly, this book is a must read for anyone working with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) kids, in or out of the classroom..
Why buy this ebook? Parents and children collide, just about every day. If this is not your case, you don't need what I have to offer. But most parents, teachers, etc. struggle with their children and/or students at some point, often regularly. These are the folks who should look at my publication. Conflict, especially regular conflict, is painful. My material changes the dynamics of behavior, hence reduces the pain. Even if there aren't a lot of problems, my material will change ordinary good behaviors into exemplary ones.
One parent told me I should put a disclaimer at the beginning of the ebook, stating something like, "WARNING, Your child will be too well behaved. You might have to sit down."
- Steven T. Griggs, Ph.D., January 2012
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