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Using Time-Out Effectively

Using Time-Out Effectively

Time-out is a well-known discipline technique used to interrupt an unacceptable behavior; it is not intended to punish, but to give children the opportunity to calm down and regain self- control. It can be one of the most successful parenting strategies if carried out correctly. However, overuse of time-out can cause the practice to lose [...]
Teaching Respect

Teaching Respect

Everyone wants and needs respect... even our children. Oftentimes parents complain that their child just doesn’t show respect. The reason may be that we are trying to teach it instead of being a living example. Research proves that children learn 95% by watching the behaviors of others and only 5% of what is actually taught [...]
Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

You may have heard the term “teachable moment” used. Parent educators and teachers often instruct parents to take advantage of “teachable moments”. But what exactly is a “teachable moment”, and how can you make the most of it? A “teachable moment” can happen almost anywhere and at any time. They are generally not planned learning [...]
Tantrums

Tantrums

From whining to a full-blown kicking and screaming fit, tantrums come in many varieties. Keep in mind that tantrums are normal behavior young children use in order to get attention or what they want. They are most commonly seen between the ages of 1 and 4. Tantrums are a way for your child to express [...]
Stealing

Stealing

Parents are often surprised by the dishonesty of their children and are not sure what to do when their child steals. Understanding why children may steal can be helpful in dealing with stealing. Why Children May Steal Lack of self control. Peer pressure. Friends might dare a child to steal. To impress friends. A child [...]
Sharing

Sharing

For toddlers learning to share can be difficult. Why? Toddlers function from a perspective of “the world revolves around me.” This is called “egocentrism.” Toddlers are just beginning to understand the words “mine” and “yours” and may feel threatened when other children play with their toys. Because they are not yet capable of comprehending the [...]

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