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040 – Chapter 5 – Part 1

Chapter 5 Challenges in Developing a Home Program While I have attempted to be clear in describing the steps to building an effective home program, I know that some of the concepts and ideas may still seem rather vague and … Continue reading

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041 – Chapter 5 – Part 2

  Step 1: Challenges in Specifying Expectation (continued)  Our two sons, seven-year-old Austin and nine-year-old Hunter, constantly pick at each other. It’s hard to figure out how to write an item that will stop it. We doubt the program can … Continue reading

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042 – Chapter 5 – Part 3

  Step 1: Challenges in Specifying Expectation (continued) Our seven-year-old daughter, Melinda, is very shy and has no self-esteem, especially at school. How can we help her feel better about herself? You have raised concerns about both shyness and self-esteem. … Continue reading

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043 – Chapter 5 – Part 4

  Step 1: Challenges in Specifying Expectation (continued) My 11-year-old son, Jorge, moves as slowly as he can whenever we tell him to hurry up. We tell him over and over that he causes us to be late and also … Continue reading

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044 – Chapter 5 – Part 5

  Step 1: Challenges in Specifying Expectation (continued)   We get so tired of eleven-year-old Thomas telling us every day how unfair we are for making him do so many chores since none of his friends have to do any. What … Continue reading

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045 – Chapter 5 – Part 6

Step 1: Challenges in Specifying Expectation (continued)  Meal time Our children, four-year-old Celia and seven-year-old Malcolm, are very picky about what they eat, so I end up preparing different things for each of them. How can the program help me … Continue reading

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046 – Chapter 5 – Part 7

  Step 1: Challenges in Specifying Expectation (continued)  Meal time (continued) The third aspect of the target behavior is to assure the meal is eaten “within X minutes.” Teach each child what you expect by setting the timer or pointing … Continue reading

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047 – Chapter 5 – Part 8

Step 2: Challenges in Establishing a Reward System For most families, arranging the reward side of a home program is pretty straightforward. Still, there are a number of concerns that can arise that aren’t so obvious. To assure you have … Continue reading

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048 – Chapter 5 – Part 9

  Step 2: Challenges in Establishing a Reward System (continued)  Our children like going on outings with us. However, we don’t know how to handle it when one wants to trade credits for such a reward but the others either … Continue reading

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049 – Chapter 5 – Part 10

  Step 2: Challenges in Establishing a Reward System (continued)  This program sure is different from the way I was raised, but I’m giving it a good try. What I can’t accept, though, is the money thing. I don’t mind … Continue reading

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