Connect with defiant kids. Maintaining and growing your relationship with your child is the #1 thing that will help your family overcome the difficult behaviors. As a child therapist, I want you to know that this heart-level connection between you and your child is more important than any parenting strategy or therapeutic intervention out there.
Which Type Are You? Love and Logic's Three Types of Parents -- I have always LOVED the "Love and Logic" approach and tried to use it at school, but I need a lot more practice at it. A LOT more practice.
Research has shown time and again that punishment is ineffective when parenting. Find out why punishment doesn't work and what to do instead. These parenting techniques are the best way to raise well behaved, moral children. Authoritarian versus authoritative parenting, developmental psychology, parenting styles, positive parenting tips, gentle parenting strategies, moral reasoning, internal locus of control.