Friday, October 9, 2009

I Am The Proud Borrow of

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child
My bargain ladies assure me that this is the book for me. Since I have a child that is un-punishable (Me: If you don't do what I say, I'll turn the TV off! WC: Fine, I want you to turn it off!) and doesn't quite know her boundaries and how to show respect (Me: Don't you talk to me that way! WC: Don't you talk to ME that way Momma!) it stands to reason that positive reinforcement is the way to go. A part of this equation is that you simply can't contain her (so time-out isn't an option) and she really thinks getting in trouble is quite funny.
Actually, we've already been working on positive reinforcement with her therapist, and we've made great strides. I just want to institute some consistency in our days and hope to have more goods days than bad, so I've been looking for a "method" and I'm hoping this is the one.
So tell me, do you have any experiences with this book? I checked this out from the public library at lunch today and can't wait to dive into it this weekend. I'm planning for a Monday start, because, well, we all know it's just not possible to start anything new on a day other than Monday.

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