“The Best Kind of Discipline: How Behavioral Parent Training Can Transform Your Home Life” [Video Replay & Podcast #259]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#259), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on September 5, 2019.
You are at your wit’s end — exhausted by your child’s disruptive and inappropriate and wholly frustrating daily behaviors. Tried-and-true parenting advice doesn’t work, and neither do strangers’ disapproving looks. What actually works for families living with ADHD-related challenges? Behavioral parent training (BPT), a well-studied and well-established first-line treatment plan for children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) with results to match its expert pedigree.
Behavior therapy operates on a simple set of rules: Parents and other adults in a child’s life set clear behavior expectations. They praise and reward their child’s positive behavior — and discourage negative behavior through fair, immediate, and consistent consequences. In return, they get long-term improvements in their child’s behavior, communication, and problem-solving skills.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe behavior therapy before medicine for preschoolers with ADHD. For older children, the AAP recommends using BPT alongside stimulant medication for the best results. The good news is that parents can begin honing their BPT skills at any time; it can effectively improve behavior through the teen years, and many ADDitude readers swear that it does.
- How behavior parent training works to solve persistent challenges
- What changes parents can expect to see in their children
- How to tell if your child’s behaviors are getting better (or worse)
- How and when to consider adding additional treatments, such as medication
- When to talk with your child’s doctor about starting a BPT program
- The many types of BPT programs and which might be best for your child
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Read More on Behavior and Discipline
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- When Behavioral Parent Training Is Working — But Tough to Maintain
- A Pragmatic Parent’s Guide to Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
- Free Download: The 15 Day Fix to Stop Defiant Behavior in its Tracks
Meet the Expert Speaker
Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D., is a psychologist who specializes in using evidence-based psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD. As the director of ADHD Programs at Children’s Mercy-Kansas City, she oversees programs designed to improve the lives of children in the places it matters most: at home, at school, and with peers. She is involved in graduate medical education and an active researcher. She is also a frequently invited presenter on topics related to evidence-based treatment interventions for children with ADHD, disruptive behavior, and anxiety. Dr. Allan serves as the liaison for the Society of Pediatric Psychology on the ADHD Clinical Practice Guidelines Subcommittee for the American Academy of Pediatrics. | See expert’s full bio »
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- “Thanks for giving examples of wording to use when speaking with your child. It helps to drive home your point.”
- “Wonderful lecture. Lots of helpful information. Definitely answered a lot of specific questions/pressing issues I’m dealing with at the moment. Thank you for the website suggestions as well!”
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