Choose one of the following situations:
Your three-year-old son refuses to eat his dinner and cries at the table for you to feed him.
Your six- and seven-year-old stepdaughters have been arguing the last two days and have been unusually quarrelsome with you.
Your ten-year-old adopted son had put his head down on the table and refused to do his homework. When you told him he has to complete it, he starts throwing anything he can get his hands on. (You have other children in the room.)
Your twelve-year-old daughter has been forgetting things at school and home, and now has begun to forget to do her chores as well.
Considering that all behavior has meaning in a larger context, explain what the message might be behind this behavior before implementing a strategy.
Select the parenting style that may best suit the situation and apply one or more parenting interventions you discovered in your research to your chosen situation.
Explain why this is the best style and technique and what type of result (in the childâ€™s behavior) might occur. Is this the parenting style you would use? Why or why not?