I am a parent trainer, psychotherapist, and author specializing in parenting issues.During the past 40 years I`ve worked with parents with discipline problems and challenging children. I give frequent lectures and workshops related to discipline, social skills, and aggressive children. I consult with various agencies and schools where there are child behavior problems. I am listed in the American Psychological Associations` media panel as an expert on parenting and am frequently quoted in leading magazines and newspapers.
I have worked in a juvenile court as a clinical psychologist and as a psychotherapist in private practice. In the Oakland County (MI) Juvenile Court, I developed an award-winning parent training program for parents of adolescent delinquents. In addition I have done group therapy with adolescent delinquents using a social skills-building model. I have consulted with courts, schools, churches, preschools, and domestic violence shelters in areas of parenting.
I received my BA with a major in Psychology in 1963 from Wayne State University. I got my MA in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University in 1972.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Michigan Psychological Association. I have written pamplets, newspaper articles, and professional journal articles. I have been the Coping With Kids columnist for several newspapers for 26 years, and my columns appear weekly in the Staten Island Advance. I have been the author or co-author of 16 books. My books include, 8 WEEKS to A WELL-BEHAVED CHILD, CHILDREN WHO SAY NO WHEN YOU WANT THEM TO SAY YES, 6 STEPS TO AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT TEENAGER, and THE FATHERSTYLE ADVANTAGE. My most recent parenting book (2012) is THE EVETYTHING CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT BOOK. I have appeared on over 180 radio and TV shows related to my books and parenting. For more information about me, my books and columns, go to my website at Jimwindell.com
I have an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University.
Most teenagers are great kids, but adolescents in general are a lot of fun because they are at an important point in their lives where they're trying to figure how who they while attempting to deal with parents, teachers and friends.
I always hope to more fully understand teenagers.
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Hi Brian, Glad to help out a fellow expert. These kinds of situations are very tough on parents, particularly mothers. However, usually by the time a child is in their 20s, there is so much frustration
Hello Bernadette, Thank you for your excellent response. From what you said, I would agree that he is dealing with a great deal in his life and he is not handling it well at school and with some authority
Hello Bernadette, I'm sorry to hear about the problems of your son. I know it is not easy to raise children as a single mother, and sometimes that is especially true with a boy. It can be very helpful
Hello B, You sent a lengthy email about your daughter, but before I give you some suggestions, I need to ask you some questions. 1. Your biggest concerns are her lying, her being disrespectful to
Hello Kim, You didn't tell me how old your daughter is, but I am assuming she's between 12 and 16. I am also assuming that you want to smooth things over with the other girl's parents, and one
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