PACTS # 4: Coping with Children’s Feeding Problems and Bedtime Battles

ISBN13 : 9780864312396

Author(s) : Edited by Martin Herbert

Publisher : ACER Press, 1997


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The Parent, Adolescent and Child Training Skills (PACTS) is a series of highly practical guides designed for use by all practitioners who work with children and their families - community health workers, psychologists, doctors, social workers, teachers, parent educators, therapists, maternal and child health nurses and school counsellors.

Two of the most common complaints made by parents faced with children who are apparently going through a defiant stage of development concern battles over eating and sleeping.

This guide provides practitioners with information regarding the main types of mealtime problems, a guide to assessing mealtime difficulties, mealtime behaviour management strategies and tips to get children to eat properly, a guide to assess bedtime difficulties (such as waking, fears etc.), and strategies for encouraging children to remain in their own beds at night.

PACTS # 4: Coping with Children's Feeding Problems and Bedtime Battles focuses on:

  • Behaviour problems at mealtimes including finicky eating and disruptions
  • Assessment of feeding problems - usefulness of food diaries, height and weight charts and observation
  • Managing mealtime behaviour through stimulus control, positive reinforcement, 'praise-ignore' formula and time outs
  • Behaviour problems at bedtime
  • Night-time fears and worries such as fear of the dark and bad dreams
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