Change Your Child's Life! Turn Negative Behavior into Positive Traits How do you deal with a difficult and defiant child or teenager? What can you do if your child has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or is resentful and constantly in trouble at school? Are there constructive ways to channel such oppositional energy and determination? Dr. John F. Taylor will tell you how. Inside, you'll find new hope and hundreds of specific, sensible, and easy-to-implement suggestions for improving life with a rebellious and argumentative child. Parents and teachers — anyone who deals with difficult children, teens, or young adults — will also learn how to tap the potential of these natural-born leaders by discovering how to: ·Understand why an oppositional attitude exists ·Open up new, safer avenues for children to express needs and wants ·Enhance communication, avoid common mistakes, and reduce undesirable behavior ·Teach a child conscience-based self-control ·And much more!
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 1. Why Your Child Craves Power 2. How Your Child Displays Power 3. Create Greater Emotional Safety 4. Sharpen Your Communication Skills 5. Confront Power-Oriented Misbehavior 6. Use Wise, Preventive Discipline 7. Help Your Child Use Power Wisely Epilogue: A Final Word of Encouragement Appendix A: Boredom Prevention Ideas Appendix B: Discussion and Study Questions Notes Index
John F. Taylor, Ph.D.
About John F. Taylor, Ph.D.
John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical family psychologist with more than 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Dr. Taylor is an innovator of diagnostic and theraputic procedures for at-risk teens, children, and families and recognized authority on ADD. He lives in Salem, Oregon.
Change Your Child's Life! Turn Negative Behavior into Positive Traits
From Defiance to Cooperation by John F. Taylor, Ph.D.