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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.

Experience in the area

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

Education/Credentials

I have an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University.

What do you like about this subject?

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.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I always hope to more fully understand teenagers.

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2014-08-29 Tween Girl:

Hello Jason,   I agree it is a phase and it doesn't necessarily portend anything more serious. More likely that depends on how you are you are going to handle this phase. I would also add thst you  didn't

2014-05-22 My brother is out of control:

Hello Sara,   Obviously you love your family and want to help your mother and brother reduce some of their conflicts and stress. You are to be commended for wanting to help.   You didn't mention your age

2014-01-24 emotionally troubled daughter:

Hello Ariel,   It has certainly been a rough 10 years for you trying to help your daughter. The good news now is that she appears to be clean and she's seeing a therapist. The bad news is that she doesn't

2014-01-18 Daughter charged with possession:

Hi Sheena,   Okay, we can all agree that you don't want the same problem you had with your other daughter. But, a response that is based on emotion and fear is not necessarily going to succeed.   Your

2014-01-18 Daughter charged with possession:

Hello Sheena,   I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. These kinds of situations often present crises for families.   While I can understand your husband's anger, it is best not to react in anger. The

 

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