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If you feel like your child’s behavior needs to be addressed, Dr. Meg Kinkaid – clinical psychologist at TUESDAY’S CHILD Chicago – has some extraordinary reading recommendations for you!
1. ASK SUPERNANNY: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW. Are you looking for quality family time, with your child’s tantrums and whining under control? This book is right for you, and is a must-have! Plenty of advice, suggestions, recommendations, and answers to any parent’s questions! Jo Frost – who is also the popular ABC‘s Supernanny we have seen on TV for years – convinces us that parenting does not exactly come with the human instinct, it is above all a series of techniques we all have to learn and practice constantly.
2. REDIRECTING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR. This is another outstanding resource for parents. You will hardly ever be the same parent again after looking at children’s behaviors from Kathryn J. Kvols’s new and enlightening perspective. The author teaches parents to be empathic and non-judgemental, to truly understand the emotions behind behaviors and act on those emotions in place of trying (unsuccessfully) to control their most immediate manifestations.
3. SETTING LIMITS WITH YOUR STRONG-WILLED CHILD. Robert J. MacKenzie’s book encourages his readers to create a positive, rewarding and respectful relationship with their child in order to set the ground for a well-balanced child, able to control his behavior and feel supported. The author offers a series of techniques avoiding the extremes of punishment and permissiveness.
4. HOW TO BEHAVE SO YOUR PRESCHOOLER WILL, TOO! In twenty-five years of experience as a school psychologist, Dr. Sal Severe has observed that children’s behaviors often reflect their parents’ attitudes to them. As a consequence, in his approach to a child’s out-of-control behavior Dr. Severe focuses on the parental model in order to potentiate a clearer communication and understanding between child and parents.
For more information about useful books on the topic and further advice on parenting visit www.healthyplace.com and www.socialthinking.com.
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