Dr. Sal Severe has been a school psychologist for more than twenty-five years. He serves on the advisory board of Parents magazine and is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Severe is also the author of How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too!
Based on a book of the same title, this video is composed of actual footage from a parenting workshop featuring school psychologist Sal Severe. The guiding principle of the workshop is that children learn new behavior from their parents. Goals are established, such as improving your relationship with your child, and parenting styles are investigated, along with the learning styles and teaching methods of both children and parents. Audience participation and the use of anecdotes to illustrate various concepts are integral to Severe's teaching technique. For example, he clearly demonstrates the difference between annoying behavior that is age-appropriate and misbehavior that he considers a deliberate attempt to do something wrong. Finishing with concrete examples of how parents can change both their behavior and their children's, this video is a reliable self-help tool. The technical quality is adequate, though the static workshop approach lacks creativity. Suitable for public libraries with a substantial self-help section.ÄMarianne Eimer, SUNY Coll. at Fredonia Lib. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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