The only parenting book based on a school-tested method
As co-founder of Outreach Concern, Inc., one of the largest school-based counseling services in the country, Dr. Rick Capaldi developed a guide to raise kids into confident, independent adults. His "three Rs"-Read your child's environment, Regulate their emotional temperature, and Redirect their behavior-will help parents and teachers steer children toward emotional stability and success. This model has been effectively utilized in counseling over a half-million children and parents in over 900 schools, resulting in the development of cooperative, successful, and highly productive family relationships.
Rick Capaldi, PhD, has been a practicing family therapist for forty years, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and parents. He is a former Adjunct Professor in Pepperdine University's Graduate MFT counseling program and a former instructor of psychology and sociology at Saddleback and Irvine Valley Community Colleges. Dr. Capaldi is President of Capaldi & Associates, which provides executive management assessment and organizational development services worldwide. In 1993, he cofounded Outreach Concern, Inc., a school-based nonprofit agency that has been providing counseling and support services to children and families in Southern California schools for over a quarter of a century.