Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child's Difficult Behavior

Authors: Meme Hieneman Ph.D., Karen Childs M.A., Jane Sergay M.Ed.

Format: Paperback, 224 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781557668653
Price: $24.95

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Now the theory and research behind the positive behavior support process—an approach already proven effective in schools and community programs—has been transformed into a practical, easy-to-use guide that's perfect for sharing with parents. Developed by educators and families, this user-friendly handbook offers parents easy-to-follow guidelines for identifying the reasons for their children's behavior and effectively intervening through three basic methods:
  • preventing problems
  • replacing behavior
  • managing consequences

The included exercises and worksheets help parents easily track their child's progress, and three illuminating chapter-long case studies walk parents through PBS and show them how this process can transform family life.


Review: Easter Seals and Autism blog
"A must-read, not only to help resolve behavioral problems, but also as a great educational tool to begin to understand why the behavior is going on in the first place."
Review by: Elizabeth Wilson, mother of three, including twins with autism
"Because PBS depends greatly on examining the reasons for behavior and discovering the unique path to resolution for that individual, you develop a deeper understanding of the child's actions. You become an expert in prevention, which in turn means success for all involved!"
Review by: Amy McCart, parent and Assistant Research Professor, University of Kansas
"Invaluable . . . offer[s] ideas matched to each child's unique needs while simultaneously addressing the needs of the family."
Review by: Glen Dunlap, Professor, University of South Florida, Reno, Nevada
"A remarkable achievement . . . represents a major advance in making the fruits of research accessible for families."
Review by: Edward Carr, Leading Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York
"Thoroughly readable, clear, and practical . . . Parents, get this book and enrich the life of your family!"
Review by: Ann Turnbull, Co-Director, Beach Center on Disability, The University of Kansas
"Some books are "nice to have" and others are "need to have". This is a need to have book for families who have children with problem behavior and for professionals who support those families."
Review by: Mark Durand, Regional Vice Chancellor, Office of Academic Affairs, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
"Represents the accumulated wisdom of parent/researchers who've been there . . . will be the positive behavioral support "bible.""
Review by: Tim Knoster, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Executive Director of the Association for Positive Behavior Support, co-chair of TASH's Positive Approaches Committee
"A wonderful resource for parents as well as direct care staff . . . reflective of state–of–the–art positive behavior support."
Review: Support for Families Newsletter
"[Parenting with Positive Behavior Support] is an enlightening and sometimes disturbing collection of historical accounts by real people. It is well–indexed, footnoted, and contains a bibliography of sources. This is an excellent resource for professionals who are working in the disability community."

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Note to the Reader

I: Introduction and Overview: The Basics of Positive Behavior Support
  1. Understanding and Addressing Behavior
  2. Learning About Positive Behavior
II: The Process of Positive Behavior Support: Problem-Solving Through Positive Behavior
  1. Establishing Goals
  2. Gathering and Analyzing Information
  3. Developing a Plan
  4. Using the Plan
III: Stories of Positive Behavior Support: Practicing the Process Through Case Illustrations
  1. Zoë's Story
  2. Isobel's Story
  3. Michael's Story
IV: Enhancing Lives Through Positive Behavior Support: Making Positive Behavior Support Work for Families
  1. Integrating Positive Behavior Support into Family Life
  2. Making Positive Behavior Support Work for Everyone

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