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Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing

Yale University via Coursera


Everyday Parenting gives you access to a toolkit of behavior-change techniques that will make your typical day in the home easier as you develop the behaviors you would like to see in your child. The lessons provide step-by-step instructions and demonstrations to improve your course of action with both children and adolescents. Among many techniques, you will learn how even simple modifications to tone of voice and phrasing can lead to more compliance. The course will also shed light on many parenting misconceptions and ineffective strategies that are routinely used.

The key to the course is practice. It is not enough to know the strategies; you have to do them to reap the rewards. Using the techniques on a temporary basis will lead to permanent change.

Chances are your parenting is perfectly fine and working the way you would like. But if you have any frustrations with your child or would like improve your effectiveness in changing your child’s behavior, these videos will be a very useful guide.

Subtitles available in Chinese and Spanish.

Taught by

Alan E. Kazdin

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  • Christina Day

    Christina Day completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    This course is a very helpful parenting course from toddlers to teenagers. The videos are easy to follow along to.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    In addition to parenting, these techniques are very applicable for teachers and service providers to manage children’s behaviors in schools and clinics. The speaker was very engaging, and I liked the visuals. Thank you!

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