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NCJ Number: 183688 Find in a Library
Title: Before It's Too Late: Why Some Kids Get Into Trouble and What Parents Can Do About It
Author(s): Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: Times Books
New York, NY 10022
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8129-3064-9
Sale Source: Times Books
201 E 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume provides parents and professionals with information on the personalities of children with problem behavior and practical suggestions for taking corrective, remedial steps before antisocial behavior patterns become entrenched; the text also offers advice to help parents of older children cope effectively.
Abstract: The author, a clinical psychologist, explains the seven common traits of antisocial children and refutes the common belief that they do not know the difference between right and wrong. He explains that these children believe that rules do not apply to them and that parents must learn how to help these children accept responsibility for their actions. Parents do not directly cause their child’s antisocial behavior. However, they can unwittingly serve to encourage rather than inhibit problem behavior. Among the six common errors that keep parents from intervening effectively from being plagued by excessive guilt about their perceived role in the problem to denying that a problem exists. Parents need to use specific techniques to avoid these errors in the future. The author explains how to understand the personality of the antisocial child, how to distinguish between a phase and a pattern of misbehavior, and how to intervene early and effectively so that inappropriate behavior does not become a pattern. Reference notes and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Discipline; Home environment; Juvenile delinquency factors; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes; Parental influence; Problem behavior; School delinquency programs
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