In Recompensas Para Niños, experienced psychologist and child-development expert Virginia Shiller makes it easy for parents to design and carry out reward programs to address their children's individual needs. Detailed "how-to" instructions, together with twenty-one lively sample reward plans that incorporate behavioral principles, guide parents through the steps for success. Sample plans address common behavior problems such as bedtime procrastination and sleep disturbances, getting along with siblings or friends, getting ready for school and other events on time, doing chores, and completing homework without fuss.
Shiller recommends that reward plans be accompanied by plenty of age-appropriate parent-child dialogue about problem behaviors, and the book clearly and persuasively distinguishes between rewards and bribery. Recompensas Para Niños also provides a wealth of ideas about enhancing the effectiveness of reward plans by including creative interventions such as role-play, story-telling, and humorous reminders. Readers easily grasp how reward plans can be used to empower children rather than simply to achieve control.
The many imaginative pull-out charts, awards, and certificates, designed for children aged 3-12, can be personalized by coloring and decorating them with photos and stickers. The large variety of reproducible charts makes this a valuable resource for professionals as well as parents.
Virginia M. Shiller, Meg C. Schneider