This book is the winner of a 2003 National Parenting Publications Gold Award! It provides quick, effective solutions for stopping bad behavior and getting your family back on track. Tantrums, hitting, open defiance, a child's bursts of bad behavior can leave parents completely baffled. But while there's no such thing as a perfect child, there are effective ways to redirect poor behavior."The Baffled Parent's Guide to Stopping Bad Behavior" has fast answers to defuse any situation. Organized by topic for easy access and designed to help make family life as harmonious as possible, this hands-on guide provides advice to correct bad behavior, create new responses to previously annoying behavior, and establish an atmosphere that encourages good behavior. Inside, you'll discover: how to discipline with care, caution, and consistency; the importance of setting a good example; how to speak to your child so that he or she will listen; the proper use of timeouts; how to handle tantrums; great ideas to stop whining; ways to suggest replacing "good" words for "bad" words; and much more!