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INTRODUCTION
WHY DO THEY DO WHAT THEY DO?
Motivation - The Key Factor
People Do What They Want To Do
All behaviors have consequences
Children are Gamblers
Children’s Tactics For Getting What They Want
It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better
Changing Behaviors
Temperament, Emotions, and other Internal Factors
Understanding Temperaments
The Internal Switch
Sleep, Food and Warmth
Self-Confidence, Fear of Failure, and Learned Helplessness
Fear and Anxiety
Chronic Stress
Security and Being Noticed
Anger and Resentment
The Emotional Bank Account
Paying off the Mortgage
People Still Do What They Want To Do
Power Struggles and Manipulation
PUTTING YOURSELF BACK IN CHARGE
The New Improved YOU
The Repeating, Threatening Parent
1) Say what you mean, and mean what you say
2) Talk with a firm but quiet voice
3) Expect First Time Obedience
4) Follow up with ACTION
Harsh, Strict or Firm?
The Carrot and The Stick
Reward Mode vs. Punishment Mode
Who Owns The Success?
The Informal Checks And Balances Of Home Life
Getting Started
Recognize the Enemy
Think Ahead
Have A United Front
Get Some Support
Walk Your Talk
Reset Your Expectations And Clear The Slate
Where Do You Start?
STOPPING BAD BEHAVIORS
Three Counts and You’re Out!
1-2-3-Magic!
Time-Out
Rules for Time-Out
Variations on Time-Out
The 5-Minute Work Chore
Loss of Privileges
Avoiding Sudden Death
Other Tactics
The Broken Record
Ignoring
Grounding
Spanking
More Serious “Crimes”
Bad Morals, Disobedience and Naughtiness
Lying
Stealing
STARTING GOOD BEHAVIORS
Seven Strategies
Responsibility
What is Responsibility?
Natural Consequences
Logical Consequences
Charting
Pocket Money
Payment
Make it a Game!
Praise and Compliments
Special Treats and Rewards
SPECIFIC PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
How to Analyze a Specific Behavior
Mornings
Homework
Bedtimes
Midnight Wakenings
Night Terrors, Nightmares, and Sleep Walking
Early Mornings
I’m Bored!
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
AS TIME GOES BY
How Are You Doing?
The Family Meeting
Slipping Back
They Are Getting Older
Final Words
APPENDICES
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Good Child

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