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- When your child yells at you: Expecting and teaching respectful behavior
- Do punishments teach? Does a child need to suffer to learn?
- The Dreaded Public Meltdown: What do I do now?
- No More Begging to Get Your Child to Do What you Ask
- Choose to Connect and De-escalate the Situation
Category: Emotion Coaching
"It’s time to leave.” These simple words can morph a delightful outing at the beach, playground or park into a volcanic meltdown of protests. Going to the playground, park or beach is supposed to be fun. But if every departure erupts in a meltdown or a mad chase after the child who seems programmed to bolt at the moment of departure, you may find yourself vowing to stay home the rest of the summer. It doesn’t have to be that way.More info
Oscar was howling when I entered the room. His younger brother Evan shot a glance at me, then lowered his eyes, turned his head and body from me, all while maintaining a death grip on the iPad in his arms.More info
Ever wonder why when one child is upset, if you offer a hug, she melts into your arms but another pushes you away?More info
- You are not helpless.
- You really do make a difference.
- Your response to your child can either escalate or deescalate the situation.
The dreaded proclamations erupt in the kitchen. Yet on this day, when your friend hears them, she calmly walks over to her four-year-old twins, bends down, places one hand on the iPad and the other on one’s shoulder as she replies. “Jacob, you had the iPad and then you decided to play with your Legos.More info
When we start thinking about children’s behavior the actions that we see are what we call the “fire.” Behind every “fire” or behavior there is a fuel source or a reason. In order to extinguish the “fire” behavior we have to be certain we are addressing the right fuel source, specifically what the child is feeling or needing.More info