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Meeting the Everyday Challenges of Parenting: Strategies for Small Changes with Big Results

Kazdin,Alan_bookAs parents, our days are filled with little challenges — making sure our kids get out the door on time for school, getting siblings to play well together, helping a toddler accept “no” without a tantrum, persuading teens to get off the phone and do their homework. Dr. Alan Kazdin, professor and director of the Parenting Center at Yale, has spent his career helping parents whose children are especially defiant and challenging. But his latest book, The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, brings his proven methods to bear on the challenges all children and parents face. He joined Marti & Erin in this week’s show for a lively discussion, offering a positive parenting framework you will want to try with your own children.


In this week’s Mom Enough show, Dr. Alan Kazdin from Yale University, discusses his ABC approach to handling parenting challenges (A for antecedents, B for behavior, C for consequences). What challenging behaviors would you like to change with your child? Share your thoughts in the REPLY space below!


For Parenting that Works from the American Psychological Association, click here.

For the principles and techniques of behavior change, click here.

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  1. Alyssa on September 30, 2013

    I would like to know more about this or similar topics but have a hard time finding enough time to sit down and read. I would much prefer setting aside an afternoon or day for a seminar. Do you know of anything like that in the twin cities?

  2. Stacy on October 1, 2013

    Thanks for your comment, Alyssa. If you have young children, we’d suggest you look into your EFCE parenting education classes that fit your schedule. St. David’s Center hosts a quarterly community education seminar series that is free to parents. Here’s the link for more information: http://www.stdavidscenter.org/about-us/special-events/ces

    The Minnesota Parents Know website has trusted parenting information, videos and audio links. You can search by a particular topic or by your child’s age. That link is: http://www.parentsknow.state.mn.us/parentsknow/index.html

    Lifetrack has early learning webinars available on demand. You can filter the search by video, audio or article. Here is that link: http://www.workingfam.org/resource

    Happy learning!

  3. Alyssa on October 1, 2013

    Thanks Stacy!