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Without Spanking or Spoiling Leader’s Guide

by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

Leaders’ Guide Contents

PART I: Introduction

Teaching
Group Dynamics
Beginning and Closing Class

PART II: Lesson Guides for Teaching

Session 1: Before You Begin
Advance preparation
Sharing time
Introduction
List goals
Three-legged stool
Recognizing values
Behavioral definition of problem
Summary & assignments
Resources for instructors

Session 2: Steps in Problem Solving

Advance preparation
Sharing time
Introduction
Real vs. ideal child
Developmental level
Basic Temperament
Steps in problem solving
         Gather data
         Problem ownership
         Gather alternatives
         Pick an idea
         Evaluate the solution
Work a problem
Summary & assignments
Resources for instructors

Session 3: Avoiding Problems

Advance preparation
Sharing time
My favorite things
Adequate forethought
Making expectations clear
Clarification exercise
Active listening
I-messages
Follow through with your decisions
Summary & assignments
Resources for instructors

Session 4: Increasing Positive Behavior

Advance preparation
Sharing time
Values exercise
Attention
Positive reinforcement
Double learning
Reinforcement schedule
Focus time
Effective praise
Developing appropriate alternatives
Summary & assignments
Resources for instructors

Session 5: Teaching New Behavior

Advance preparation
Sharing time
Developmental exercise
Positive reinforcement
Factors influencing learning
Modeling
Simple instructions
Shaping
Redo-it-right & overlearning
Problem solving skills
Group exercise
Mid-class evaluation
Review goal lists
Summary & assignments
Resources for instructors

Session 6: Decreasing Inappropriate Behavior

Advance preparation
Sharing time
Time wheel
Motives of misbehavior
Ignoring
Substitution
Modifying the environment
Consequences
Time-out
Negative reinforcement
Assisted compliance
Summary & assignments
Resources for instructors

Session 7: Putting It All Together

Advance preparation
Sharing time
Problem solving chart
Problem solving planning sheet
Problem solving exercise #1
Values exercise
Problem solving exercise #2
Evaluations
Summary & closing
Resources for instructors

PART III: Additional Exercises

Session 1
Class assignments
Ice breakers

Session 2 (none)

Session 3

Typical feeling situations
Some feeling words

Session 4

Parent complaint (I-message) cards
Conflicting values exercise
Focus time skit
Developing appropriate alternatives exercise

Session 5

Shaping exercise
Mid-class evaluation

Session 6 (none)

Session 7

Values exercise (Alligator River)
Evaluation form
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91 pages
$22.95 spiralbound

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About the Author:
Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

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Last updated June 16, 2014