Raising Cooperative Kids: Proven Practices for a Connected, Happy Family (Parenting Book for Readers of the Whole-Brain Child)

Gerald Patterson (Author) Marion Forgatch (Author)


Secrets To Becoming The Very Best Parent You Can Be

Be there for your children every step of the way and give them memorable experiences.

What's the recipe for a happy family? It's collaboration and communication. Instilling a spirit of cooperation in your children is the real secret to providing the gift of a happy childhood, being a "good" parent, and building the family you have always wanted.

Perfect your parenting techniques. Research psychologists Marion Forgatch and Gerald Patterson have over 40 years of practice and tested clinical and prevention trials. Their Raising Cooperative Kids provides a universal and easy to use manual no matter where you live or how your family is structured. Discover the formula for overcoming family struggles and inspiring children to cooperate─from toddlerhood into their teens.

  • Change unwanted behaviors
  • Teach your children new behaviors
  • Reduce family conflicts

Specific guidance is included for issues ranging from how to share the bathroom during the morning rush to what to do when a child misbehaves. The authors also remind us of the importance of play─enjoying each other and sharing time and activities together is the cornerstone of a connected, happy family.

If you enjoyed books like The Whole-Brain Child, What to Expect When You're Expecting, or The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, then you'll want to read Raising Cooperative Kids.

Product Details

$18.95  $17.43
Conari Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2017
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Marion S. Forgatch, PhD, founder of Implementation Sciences International Inc., and senior scientist emerita at the Oregon Social Learning Center, is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. Her awards include the Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is coauthor with Dr. Patterson of the book Parents and Adolescents Living Together.
Gerald R. Patterson, PhD, founder of the Oregon Social Learning Center, is well known for his pioneering work in child and family psychology. His awards include the Distinguished Scientific Award from the American Psychological Association.
Tim Friend is an award winning journalist with two decades of experience as a national reporter covering science and medicine. He is the author of Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal Language.