Description: In these days of positive reinforcement and the ubiquitous 'time out,' is punishment still a valuable tool for disciplining children? And what forms of punishment are effective-or even permissible? This must-have book for professionals, parents, and teachers demystifies the issue of punishment. It offers reliable techniques for altering undesirable behaviors, including a model for the responsible use of punishment. An engaging blend of sound science, clinical experience, and old-fashioned common sense, the book is also an excellent resource for individuals in training for teaching careers.