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(p. 83) Basic Parenting Skills: Building Positive Parent-Child Relationships 

(p. 83) Basic Parenting Skills: Building Positive Parent-Child Relationships
(p. 83) Basic Parenting Skills: Building Positive Parent-Child Relationships

David J. Kolko

and Eric M. Vernberg

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date: 17 April 2021

The chapter prepares clinician for a discussion with parents about their monitoring, supervision, and discipline practices. It provides instructional scripts for teaching planned ignoring and positive reinforcement, how and when to use consequences and rewards, and suggestions for one-on-one time and encouragement from the parent. Useful sections include using specific rewards, types of rewards, using effective instructions, and using “when-then” statements. The chapter makes use of forms provided in appendix C, which are useful tools to assist parents. The forms to support practice use cover treatment plan and goals, a how to relax in a few minutes handout, problem behaviors and possible consequences, suggestions for giving positive feedback and approval, how to use effective instructions, and more.

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