Let's Make a Contract
A Positive Way to Change Your Child's Behavior
Jill C. Dardig, William L. Heward, Jill C. Dardig
"Colorful and easy to implement, this book will be a resource for parents and guardians looking to try behavior contracting in their homes." —Library Journal
When a child is struggling with a behavior challenge or wants to learn a new skill, a contract can be a surprisingly effective solution that leads to more peaceful family dynamics. To help families create contracts as a collaborative process, Let's Make a Contract offers an innovative combination of how-to text for parents and illustrated stories for children.
Let's Make a Contract describes a straightforward, four-step solution called behavioral contracting, a research-based technique with proven real-world success. Contracts are a tool that can benefit anyone, but they're particularly useful for:
Children with learning or developmental disabilities
Children who benefit from clear expectations and receiving positive feedback and rewards
The book's beautifully illustrated stories show a diverse group of families using contracts to address common problems such as:
Completing chores or homework
Getting along with siblings
Achieving personal goals
Questions after each story are designed to spark age-appropriate discussions.
Sample contracting forms and supporting materials are provided in the book and also on a companion website.