Do you find it challenging to get your child to do what you ask? Does your child cry, whine, argue, or throw tantrums? Are you curious about what you can teach your infant? Are you looking for things you can do to build new behaviors or improve existing behaviors that can make you and your child happier?

Take control of your own actions and those of your children with How to Build Good Behavior and Self-Esteem in Children, written by international scholar and professor of psychology and behavior analysis Dr. Henry Schlinger.

This practical guidebook — perfect for parents, caregivers, and practitioners —will teach you how to solve any behavior problem with principles based on behavior science. Specifically, it will help you learn more positive ways to engage with your child by rewarding the right behaviors and, in the process, building self-esteem.

Written in an interactive style, the book includes fill-in-the-blanks and questions in each chapter to ensure you understand and remember the key concepts. Step-by-step instructions for your own behavior change projects help you put your new knowledge to work.

How to Build Good Behavior and Self-Esteem in Children is the parenting manual you’ve been looking for.

praise for the book

What experts are saying about How to Build Good Behavior and Self-Esteem in Children:

“This comprehensive guidebook offers easily understandable explanations of complex behavioral principles. The many relatable examples bring the concepts to life in ways that any parent, teacher, or therapist can comprehend. The book offers a step-by-step approach for effectively implementing behavior change plans. After reading this resource, parents, teachers, and therapists will be ready to harness the power of reinforcement to increase desired behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors in the children in their lives.”

Jodie Elder, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT Adjunct Faculty, Southern Methodist University

“A scientific approach to managing child behavior called behavior analysis is reaching zeitgeist levels across the globe. Needed are tools to help practitioners master teaching the approach and parents who want to learn it. Look no further than this exceptional resource authored by one of the most distinguished behavior analysts in the world.”

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP Vice President of Behavioral Health, Boys Town Clinical
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center

“Whether you’re a parent searching for answers to the myriad of daily parenting conundrums or a practitioner looking to enhance your parent training curriculum, you will find How to Build Good Behavior and Self-Esteem in Children to be an invaluable tool. Dr. Schlinger has harnessed his many years as a behavioral psychologist to create this practical guide to helping our children be their best selves, and helping parents discover joy along the way.”

Carrie Susa Woodward, M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Clinical Programming, California
Unified Service Providers, LLC, Senior Director of Parent Like a Professional