Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask!   You need to find something that works and stick to it… if you want a behavior to change. If you ask them to do something (clean up...Read More »

Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it… if you want a behavior to change. If you ask them to do something (clean up...Read More »

Teaching children to behave gets better rewards when you're positive rather than critical. Positive parenting by Mum in a Nutshell

Teaching children to behave gets better rewards when you're positive rather than critical. Positive parenting by Mum in a Nutshell

AFL - Following the traffic light system children decide where to put their books for a quick look on how difficult children found the lesson. Fab idea!

AFL - Following the traffic light system children decide where to put their books for a quick look on how difficult children found the lesson. Fab idea!

How to Handle Challenging Behavior | Do you have a preschooler who just isn't listening? Does she refuse to do what you ask? Does he not follow your directions or throw a tantrum? In this post, I give hands on activities to approach for challenging behaviors such as building a connection and social stories. Click over to the post for more ways to deal with behavior or pin for later.

How to Handle Challenging Behavior | Do you have a preschooler who just isn't listening? Does she refuse to do what you ask? Does he not follow your directions or throw a tantrum? In this post, I give hands on activities to approach for challenging behaviors such as building a connection and social stories. Click over to the post for more ways to deal with behavior or pin for later.

Children with ADHD often face social challenges in addition to other issues. Here are five examples of how ADHD affects social skills and behavior, and how you can help.

Children with ADHD often face social challenges in addition to other issues. Here are five examples of how ADHD affects social skills and behavior, and how you can help.

The memory is singed into my mind, easily remembered though it happened so many years ago. Our family of five was moving from California to Texas, a process that would take eighteen hours of plane trips and car rides. For me, the prospect presented a formidable challenge. Finally, we made it to our destination in Dallas, looking forward to dinner at one of Clay’s favorite restaurants. Assuming there would be something to please every palate, he hoped it would be  {Read More}

The memory is singed into my mind, easily remembered though it happened so many years ago. Our family of five was moving from California to Texas, a process that would take eighteen hours of plane trips and car rides. For me, the prospect presented a formidable challenge. Finally, we made it to our destination in Dallas, looking forward to dinner at one of Clay’s favorite restaurants. Assuming there would be something to please every palate, he hoped it would be {Read More}

This wheel would be excellent to help a child figure out a coping skill to use. It is a physical activity that a child won't have to think about when doing. I find that thinking of a coping mechanism to use in the moment when one is upset can be difficult, so to have a set of coping skills already set up and a fun activity to figure out which one to use would probably be best for a child.

This wheel would be excellent to help a child figure out a coping skill to use. It is a physical activity that a child won't have to think about when doing. I find that thinking of a coping mechanism to use in the moment when one is upset can be difficult, so to have a set of coping skills already set up and a fun activity to figure out which one to use would probably be best for a child.

My kids' fighting was making me crazy... so I implemented positive reinforcement of the behavior I wanted to see - kindness!

My kids' fighting was making me crazy... so I implemented positive reinforcement of the behavior I wanted to see - kindness!

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