A retired private practice psychologist in Newtown, Pennsylvania, Beth Grosshans possesses over 25 years of experience working with children. Further, Beth Grosshans is the author of the parenting book Beyond Time-Out: From Chaos to Calm, which examines power dynamics in families and offers parents guidance in reestablishing control.
Beyond Time-Out instructs parents to evaluate their own behavior and recognize how it contributes to their children’s unruly attitudes and out-of-control conduct. According to the book, problems with children arise due to an imbalance of family (IFP) power, and the book identifies four kinds of parenting styles that cause IFP to manifest.
The second part of Beyond Time-Out presents a five-step program called The Ladder, which guides parents in modifying their parenting style and reclaiming power in their home. Parents can apply the program to both home and public situations and to such behavioral concerns as tantrums, anxiety meltdowns, delays in potty training, and bedtime disagreements.
Beyond Time-Out has received largely positive reviews on Amazon.com and the Barnes & Noble website. Originally published in 2008, a second edition was released in 2010.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development