As much as we love or children and grandchildren, have you ever stopped to consider how their poor behavior could be due to what we are doing or are not doing in response to it? Child development and behavior experts are in agreement that a behavior that keeps on happening because it’s being fed (reinforced), often in ways that slip right past our awareness.
Fortunately, there’s good news … very good news: Poor behavior can be reduced and good behavior can be increased. According to our guest on this program, psychologist and author Dr. Larry Waldman, what our children do and don’t do can be changed using a set of behavioral principles that have been around for what seems like forever. Dr. Waldman and Dr. Sutton discuss these principles in this spirited and fast-paced program, focusing on the importance of parental attention, Rules for Reinforcement, Planned Ignoring and other key insights and interventions. So, fasten your seat belt and hang on for the ride.
Dr. Waldman is a psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona. His early career was in education: teacher, counselor and school psychologist. As a doctorate-level psychologist, he has taught at the university level and has served as both consultant and director for agencies providing mental health services. In his career, Dr. Waldman has counseled thousands of children, teens and parents. This program features his book, Who’s Raising Whom: A Parent’s Guide to Effective Child Discipline. (26:24)
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