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Raise Winning Kids Without a Fight


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Dr. Hughes has written a guide for parenting based on a step-by-step progression to behavior change. The book is filled with real-life examples and leavened with a sense of humor, all from a distinguished and knowledgeable expert in the field. -- Robert L. Hendren, D.O., President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Parents who read this book and begin to practice these parenting fundamentals have a good chance of reducing current problems and preventing other problems before they occur, but more importantly, effective parents give their children a chance to have the personal discipline and positive sense of self that is crucial for successful living. -- John T. Walkup, M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, from the foreword

Table of Contents

Foreword, by John T. Walkup, M.D.PrefaceIntroduction1. When Is a Problem a Problem?2. Illness, Stress, and Personality Development3. A Parent's Dilemma: Insist and Cause Conflict or Don't Insist and Walk on Eggshells4. The Failed Inspection5. Why Rewards Don't Work and Why Rewards Do Matter6. Laying the Foundation for a Schedule7. Putting Together a Schedule8. Homework9. When Evening Comes10. Weekends, Holidays, and Long-Term Rewards11. Troubleshooting: Complaining, Disrespectful, Out-of-Control Behavior12. Presenting the Schedule to Your Child13. Teaching VirtueConclusionReferencesIndex

About the Author

William H. Hughes, M.D., is director of family services at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento, California.


[It] gave me a lot of food for thought. I think most families could pull useful ideas from this book. -- Dave H. Book Bargains and Previews

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