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Steven T. Olivas, PhD, HSP

Licensed Psychologist and Author


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ISBN 978-0-9820313-2-2 ($24.95 - FREE SHIPPING!)

283 pages Copyright 2008

by Dr. Steven T. Olivas, All Rights Reserved

Bad Kids... or Bad Behavior?

Fun and informative, Bad Kids... or Bad Behavior? takes readers on a comprehensive journey of understanding and managing some of the most complex and difficult children and teenagers we encounter. Useful for parents, classroom teachers, administrators, and anyone who works with children, Dr. Steve has the uncanny ability to break difficult concepts down into understandable and engaging pieces.

Enjoy the benefit of his nearly 20 years of clinical experience combined with his charm, wit, and humor. Dr. Steve offers practical advice on behavior management, avoiding burnout, and navigating the psychological terms and formal diagnoses you will encounter. Most importantly, he shows how to build relationships with the children and teenagers most likely to drive you crazy.

Based on his popular national seminar, Dr. Steve has taken the materials he has presented throughout the United States and, for the first time, expanded them into one complete volume.

For Parents: Learn the same strategies your child's teacher will incorporate at school. This book also includes sample forms used during formal IEP meetings in the school systems. Also helps you become more equipped to understand the steps you can take as a parent to change the course of your child's behavior.

For Teachers: Strategies for classroom behavior management presented in a logical, easily-understood manner. Also, explains labels we hang on students in down-to-earth terms. With burnout becoming epidemic among teachers, a useful guide to recognize and avoid this malady is included.

Labels Discussed: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bi-Polar, Conduct Disorder, Autism Spectrum (including Asperger's Syndrome), Bullying, Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia), Childhood Depression.