Beyond Behaviour -- The Importance of Communication and Connection in Parenting 'Defiant' Children: Pilot Study and Program

Stiefel, Ingeborg; Renner, Philomena
June 2004
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy;Jun2004, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p84
Academic Journal
Parents of children with defiant behavior are frequently encouraged to establish clear behavioral expectations and consistency. Yet parental exhaustion, the constancy of the child's demands, and the child's push for control may compromise the success of the behavioral approach, leaving the family and therapist to search for other methods. This article introduces parenting strategies as part of the C Plus C - K Program for parents of primary school aged children with major behavioral problems. The program encourages parents to utilize relationship-building parenting strategies. It is anticipated that over time, the child will develop self-regulatory ability in situations of stress, leading to a reduction in problem behavior.


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