Live Webinar on September 5: The Best Kind of Discipline: How Behavioral Parent Training Can Transform Your Home Life
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn behavioral parent training can solve discipline challenges in your home, on Thursday, September 5, at 1 pm ET.
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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 ADHD 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.
In this webinar you will learn:
- 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
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
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. You can reach Dr. Allan at childrensmercy.org/profiles/carla-c-allan