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Parenting: It’s the toughest job we’ll ever love! Join “Dr. Mac”, the internationally known behavior expert on a journey into the realm of positive parenting. Gain a solid understanding of why kids (and their parents) behave as they do. Learn the principles that influence the behavior patterns of children. Use them to your advantage, as you guide your own youngsters toward the making of good behavior choices.
With the Positive Parenting Practices app, you’ll develop skill in decoding the reasons behind your child’s actions. You’ll discover why many recommended approaches fail so miserably, and become savvy in the effective use of proven behavior change strategies.
Once you’re proficient at these skills, it’s time to move on to Dr. Mac’s second app in the series: Advanced Positive Parenting Practices. In that app, you’ll go beyond the basics to master the effective use of directions, praise, criticism, and problem solving meetings.

Dr. Tom McIntyre, former teacher of students with behavior challenges and learning disabilities, is Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Behavior Disorders at Hunter College of the City University of New York.  Often seen on TV, he is the author of 4 books, over 200 articles, and scores of video podcasts. His most recent books, "The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids: How to make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble" and “The Immigrant Kid Survival Guide” are written FOR kids.
Now “Dr. Mac” brings his practical, positive, and respectful approach for managing behavior to a comprehensive and entertaining StudyByApp application.  Enjoy his wisdom and humor in the first of a series of his parenting apps.
"Dr. Mac" is the past president of International Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders, and the New York State Council for Children with Behavior Disorders.  He has received awards from professional organizations for teaching, leadership, service, research, overall professorial performance, and web site development.  His "BehaviorAdvisor.com" is the most popular behavior management web site in the world. One part of that site is dedicated to helping parents of children with behavior challenges.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

I need more of this priceless information

Alley Ray

The audio is very convienient .The information is fantastic but for a $4 app It should have more material. It contains only 1 1/2 hour of lecture time and some way into the lecture, they let you know that this is just one of a series of apps and you will need to buy the next one for more. There is a test for each lecture and Some of the multiple choice questions are jokes which I did not appreciate. Given all that, the material was so good, I am willing to buy the next app in the series, but I can't find it.

Must have app!


An extremely useful, smart, and highly entertaintng app. The invaluable knowledge Dr. Mac shares on this app is not only applicable to parents, but also educators and others who work with kids. PPP is easy to follow and filled with enough pragmatic sense and fun humor to keep the subject material from becoming too dry. It's safe to say that Dr. Mac delivers quite an effective tool here.

Great for newbie and seasoned educators alike!


This app is essential for parents, new teachers, and veteran educators! Lots of great tips that are both practical and helpful in facilitating positive behavior in young people. Dr. Mac makes behavior management fun and accessible. I highly reccommend this app!


130.9 MB
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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