The Arc of the Tantrum video has been hugely popular, so I've made another one. This one is on a topic I speak about in various ways all the time: Behavior is Communication. Click below for 2 minutes and 38 seconds' worth of coaching on understanding your child's misbehavior. (and see directly below for a rudimentary transcript.) Behavior is Communication, notes from [...]
# You are the best person to talk with your child about what has happened. You don't need a professional to break bad news--your child would rather hear it from his parents. (although YOU might feel better if YOU talk to someone first--practicing what you're going to say is a great idea.)
# Don't hide the truth, and don't delay too long before telling your child pertinent details.
# Regarding funerals, there are a lot of good reasons to allow your child to attend the funeral, including:
Always and Forever by Alan Durant is a child's picture book about death, grief, and moving on. It's very much the sort of book that I like to review here. But this review came about completely accidentally, and the surprise ultimately made me like it even more.
Ask 10 moms what you get when you mix their kids with a big dose of sugar, and I bet you'll get 10 responses on the same theme: hyperactivity. It's a parenting theory on par with gravity! So imagine my surprise when I read this article in the British Medical Journal, which says that sugar does NOT cause hyperactivity in [...]
I originally posted this last year, but it's such good info, I wanted to post it again this year...**********************************In their book Unplug the Christmas Machine, authors Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli say that kids want the following 4 things for Christmas: A relaxed and loving time with their family.Realistic expectations about giftsAn evenly paced holiday seasonReliable family traditions**********************************Notice it doesn't [...]
A coping skill is any trick, technique, or habit that you use to "deal with" something. For example, when you feel anxious, you might say to yourself: "I'm okay, I can handle this, it's going to be okay." That's called "positive self-talk.
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