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The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child by Alan E. Kazdin
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Apr 09, 10

Read from March 29 to April 09, 2010

Thoughts so far (about 1/4 in): This book should have been called "Parenting Children," not parenting defiant children. I would not have picked it up if it hadn't been recommended by someone else, because as obnoxious as my kids can be, I don't think of them as defiant. But so far, the approach seems sensible and backed up with data, and workable for all sorts of children and parents.

Update - thoughts after finishing/skimming before returning to the library. Am intrigued by the approach and think it sounds sensible. In fact, I've ordered a copy for reference. But it's not an exciting reading experience. So 5 stars for good information, minus a couple of stars because it's a parenting book and a slog to get through.

Someone needs to come up with a new marketing approach for self-help book authors, for readers who truly hate reading the genre - I will pay you full price, but you give me the information condensed into pamphlet form. Sounds like a win-win to me.
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