Parenting a Defiant Child: A Sanity-Saving Guide to Finally Stopping the Bad Behavior

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Defiant children can be abrasive, irritating, and aggressive, intentionally provoking adults, defying authority, and antagonizing siblings. Children exhibiting defiant behavior exist on a spectrum ranging anywhere from spoiled to those who meet the diagnostic criteria for Oppositional Defiant Disorder. For the millions of families desperate to fix a situation that is out of control, this book offers supportive and instructive techniques proven to move children from defiance to compliance.

Parenting a Defiant Child lets readers know that the problem is not their fault, and that by using the right strategies, in time, the problem can be successfully resolved. Parents, teachers, family counselors -- anyone facing the challenge of raising or working with a disruptive child -- will find the encouragement and guidance they so desperately need to help the children in their lives overcome their conduct problems and regain a much-needed sense of balance and joy.

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The Halls take complex concepts and ideas and make them easy for parents to understand. Their writing makes you feel like you are having a conversation with them about your child and their approach is ... Read full review

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Managing Noncompliance and Defiance
Planning for Success in the Community
Parting Advice

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Philip S. Hall, Ph.D. (Spearfish, SD) is a licensed psychologist with 34 years of experience working with troubled children and adolescents. Nancy D. Hall, Ed.D. (Spearfish, SD) has worked for the past 27 years in educational administration, 15 of them as an elementary school principal. Together, they are co-authors of Educating Oppositional Defiant Children, which won the Golden Lamp Award, the most prestigious award in the field of educational publishing.

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