Using a Positive Behavior Chart with Your Child
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Using a Positive Behavior Chart with Your Child

You’ve tried sticker charts with limited success. Here are the Dos and Don’ts for using a positive behavior chart with your child correctly. Being cooped up during Stay Home Orders for COVID-19 has been hard on all of us.  Many parents are seeing less desirable behavior from our children, and it’s totally understandable.  But we…

Easiest Way to Improve Your Child’s Behavior – Free Printable

Easiest Way to Improve Your Child’s Behavior – Free Printable

Want to try to improve your child’s behavior? Find out why Focused Play Time is the easiest way to improve your child’s behavior. “Stop doing that.” “I told you to put away your shoes.” “You need to build your tower this way so it won’t fall.” Does this sound like your home? If it does,…

8+ Strategies to Help Your Child Manage Disappointment

8+ Strategies to Help Your Child Manage Disappointment

Meltdowns with a disappointed child can be tough. But these 8 strategies help your child manage disappointment.   It just started pouring rain, but you promised your school-aged son you would go on a bike ride.  You explain to your son that outdoor time won’t work now and he collapses into hysterical sobbing.  These meltdowns…

Teach Your Children How To Use an Indoor Voice
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Teach Your Children How To Use an Indoor Voice

Lately our two children, ages 3 and 6, have started a new game. It’s the type of game that every parent dreads. They look at each other with giant grins and shout in unison, “EEEEHHHHHHH!” as loudly as possible. It’s a sound that grates on my nerves so badly that I realized it’s time to…

Ten Children’s Books that Build Emotional Intelligence
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Ten Children’s Books that Build Emotional Intelligence

Children’s books are one of the best ways to help children learn emotional skills.  Before children can learn to cope with their big feelings, they need to have some knowledge about them.  This is why children’s books are so helpful in building emotional intelligence. Books are visual so they remove the burden of processing a…

Help Your Children Manage Behavior with a Simple Tool | Free Printable
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Help Your Children Manage Behavior with a Simple Tool | Free Printable

The complaining, the arguing, the sassy voices?  Have your children ever pushed your buttons until you finally snap?  In a fit of anger, you banished them to their rooms forever.  Do you wish you could find another way to help your children manage their behavior? When small infractions build up, parents can lose their minds. …

How to Teach Your Child to Stay Calm – free printable
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How to Teach Your Child to Stay Calm – free printable

The iPad freezes up again and your sensitive child prone to big feelings is wailing on the floor. Your child is so frustrated and can’t seem to stay calm. You wish you knew how to teach your child to stay calm. You see your older child starting to turn red when his toddler brother take…

How to Teach Your Children to Share – free printable
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How to Teach Your Children to Share – free printable

“IT’S MINE!” If you have a toddler or preschooler, you’ve probably heard these words. It was probably accompanied by embarrassing wailing and a full body meltdown in public. I know you want to teach your children to share. Here’s the thing: Sharing isn’t really neurologically appropriate until at least age 3.5 to 4 years old….