PARENTING SKILLS - RESOURCES
By Alan M. Solomon, Ph.D.
The list below includes several books from various points of view about parenting skills and one community resource with a superb array of suggestions and links as well.
Center for the Improvement of Childcaring (www.ciccparenting.org) Begun thirty years ago by a graduate school professor of mine, this is an excellent source of recommendations for reading material, parenting programs, parent support groups/ services of various kinds, and more general education about children’s needs.
Developing more effective structure, discipline, and communication
“The Parent’s Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP), by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., et.al.
“Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Children Under Six”, by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., et.al.
“Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Teens”, by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., et.al.
Focusing on communication: listening skills, expression, and conflict resolution
“Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children”, by Thomas Gordon (paperback).
“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk”, by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish.
“PET: Parent Effectiveness Training”, by Thomas Gordon.
Using behavioral interventions: discipline with positive reinforcement, behavior shaping, and less punishment
“Families: Applications of Social Learning to Family Life”, by Gerald Roy Patterson.
“Living with Children: New Methods for Parents and Teachers”, by Gerald Roy Patterson.
“Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: A Developmental Analysis and the Oregon Model for Intervention”, by John B. Reid, et. al.
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