Book: The Everyday Parenting Toolkit

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The Everyday Parenting Toolkit: The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-Step, Lasting Change for You and Your Child

Alan E. Kazdin, the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The result of thirty years of scientific research, Alan Kazdin’s “The Everyday Parenting Toolkit” is a guide through every developmental stage of parenting — from toddler to teenager. The strategies in this book will not only help change a child’s behavior, the author contends, they will also decrease the stress in family relations, increase joy in parenting, and help build a more nurturing home life that can directly improve children’s mental and physical health and school success.

Every strategy is illustrated with real-life examples: from toilet training to teaching a child to accept “no” without a tantrum all the way up to struggles over cellphones and curfew; from swiftly and gently correcting problem behaviors to fostering positive character qualities like respect for others, honesty, good friendships, or altruism.

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