No matter how hard their parents try, some children resist traditional parenting techniques. For these children, neither rewards nor punishments consistently work to change behavior. Therapists supporting these families sometimes struggle to find creative interventions to help parents better guide their children. In this training, Ms. Pruett will explain why certain children resist traditional parenting approaches and how therapists can help both families and children be successful. Ms. Pruett also will offer tips for overcoming objections parents might have to trying the new approach. Topics to be covered include: Types of hard-to-motivate children; reasons children resist traditional parenting strategies; an approach to parenting children that reduces power struggles and increases compliance; potential obstacles to implementation and strategies for overcoming those barriers.
Participants will learn to identify common behaviors of children who resist traditional parenting approaches.
Participants will understand approaches that are unlikely to be successful in motivating children to engage in positive behaviors.
Participants will learn a three-pronged reward/consequence approach to teach parents in motivating their children and under what circumstances each prong is appropriate.
Participants will be able to identify common barriers to helping parents implement the new approach with strategies for overcoming those barriers.