Today, Rachel and Steph welcome Dr. Joe Dilley, a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, CA, who authored The Game is Playing Your Kid. In this wide-ranging conversation, they explore boundaries and limit-setting in the context of the modern age. Dr. Dilley explains his framework for guiding children and families towards desirable behaviors through rewards and response costs. He also explains his Triangle Defense approach which takes a scaffolded approach to parental reactions in the family home.


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Other episodes mentioned:

Ep 49: What to do when grades suddenly plummet

Ep 37: How Educational Therapy Works

Ep 63: Slow Processing Speed with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)