Summary

Some of us are just naturals when it comes to parenting. But the rest of us wish that parenting came with operating instructions.
Now it does. The result of thirty years of scientific research, Alan Kazdins "The Everyday Parenting Toolkit" will guide you through every developmental stage--from toddler to teenager--and make you a more relaxed, confident, and competent parent. The rigorously tested strategies in this book will not only help change your childs behavior, they will also decrease the stress in family relations, increase your joy in parenting, and help build a more nurturing home life that can directly improve childrens mental and physical health and school success.
You wont find abstract philosophy here. Youll see every point, every strategy, illustrated with real-life examples. From toilet training to teaching a child to accept "no" without a tantrum all the way up to struggles over cellphones and curfew; from swiftly and gently correcting problem behaviors to fostering positive character qualities like respect for others, honesty, good friendships, or altruism, "The Everyday Parenting Toolkit" will surprise you time and again with counterintuitive advice that works.
For years parents have been coming to Dr. Kazdins Parenting Center at Yale University for help with the challenges, large and small, of child rearing. With the publication of this book, every reader can gain access to that advice and to parenting know-how that transforms families.