Therapy in LA
Therapy in L.A.


  psych bytes
January/February 2005
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 ( 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.,

“Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Children Under Six”, by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr.,

“Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Teens”, by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr.,

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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