- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 10, 2002

Books

"Try and Make Me! Simple Strategies That Turn Off the Tantrums and Create Cooperation," by Ray Levy and Bill O'Hanlon with Tyler Norris Goode, Rodale Press, 2001. Mr. Levy and Mr. O'Hanlon, two child therapists, outline an approach to parenting to reverse difficult behavior.

• "Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline," by Barbara Coloroso, Penguin Books, 1994. The author describes how to teach children to think for themselves while their parents help guide their behavior.

• "Children: The Challenge," by Dr. Rudolph Dreikurs with Vicki Soltz, a registered nurse, Dutton/Plume, 1991. Dr. Dreikurs, a leading child psychiatrist, offers a step-by-step guide to coping with common childhood problems.

Associations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 3615 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016-3007. Phone: 202/966-7300. Web site: www.aacap.org. This organization has information on children's health and development and gives advice to families on a variety of topics, including discipline.

• National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301/657-0270. Web site: www.nasponline.org. This association offers its position on effective parenting and discipline, including information on how to prevent behavior problems.

Online

Psychologist John Rosemond has a home page (www.rosemond.com) with features such as a weekly column, his Q&A; of the week, resource directories, weekly polls and forums by a team of parenting experts.

• About Our Kids (www.aboutourkids.org), the Web site of the New York University Child Study Center, offers a section on discipline that includes real-life stories and tips.

• The National PTA Web site "Parent's Center" (www.pta.org/commonsense/2_parents/231_drawtips.html) contains a tip sheet listing "The Five C's" of effective discipline.


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