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5 Consequences for Bad Behavior

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Steering kids away from behavior problems and toward making better choices in the future. Remember to balance consequences with incentives, or rewards.  Just as there should be consequences for bad behavior, there should also be a list of rewards for good or improved behavior. What to Put on a Consequences List No play dates with friends. School-age kids are developing...

Kids Discipline: Strategies and Challenges

your child is doing wrong
Behavioral problems and effective solutions for 6 - 9 Year-Kids Typical School-Age Kid Behavior No longer a “little kid” and not yet able to keep up with the “big kids,” your school-age child’s behavior is likely to reflect a transitional period of development. By and large, school-age kids are able to demonstrate prolonged concentration and...

How do I recognize behavioral children?

Kids with Problems
Every child faces emotional difficulties from time to time, as do adults. Rarely will a child under 5 years old receive a diagnosis of a serious behavioral disorder. However, they may begin displaying symptoms of a disorder that could be diagnosed later in childhood. These may include: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Symptoms:  having trouble focusing or concentrating...

How To Get My Kids To Bed

Reading at bed time
Bedtime can become a battle when little bodies don’t abide by the clock.  7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Sleep Set a personal time.  School-age children need between 9 and 11 hours of sleep each night, but there’s a lot of variability in sleep needs and patterns. Most kids have patterns that don’t change much, no matter...

When Is My Kid Ready For Kindergarten?

Kindergarten challenges
Starting kindergarten is filled with many challenges for little children. Don't be surprised if one day your child announces, “I'm not going to kindergarten.” You will need to provide your child with support as she takes this huge developmental leap Here are some strategies that will ease her transition. 1. When he says he does not want...

How Babies Learn to Talk

baby playing and speaking
As long as you talk to your babies and keep them interested, you can’t go wrong. Talk to your baby while you are pregnant. Children can recognize the voices of parents and other family members that it has heard while in the womb. Find a multilingual environment. Different languages follow different rules of stress and intonation. Studies...

How Parents Communicate With Angry Kids

Your kids need your help
When parents accept and empathize with the child's feelings, They learn that emotions are not dangerous and can be felt - without necessarily acting. 7 Tips To Help Your Child With Anger 1. Start with yourself. If you're in the habit of shouting at your kids, know that you are modeling behavior that your child will certainly copy. 2....

Best Creative Ideas for Kids Play

Encourage your child’s creativity with free-flowing creative activities and by getting involved in your child’s play. Kids Play Giving your preschooler time, materials and space to be creative is very important. Preschoolers like to be spontaneous in their creative play, so it’s good to follow your child’s lead. But there’ll also be times when your...

Easy peasy, cheap as chips colored rice trays

Tests and Games
Colored rice has magical abilities did you know that?? You can use it for a tonne of experiences with random stuff you have around your home and kids will spend aggggeeeeessssss exploring it believe me give it a go with them not to mention its pretty gosh darn cost effective and you can pop it...

The Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Kids

Just reading. Out loud. Every night.  And here’s what I want you to know: You should definitely, absolutely, without any question read aloud to your kids. All the time. And not just when they’re little. IMPORTANT REASONS WHY YOU MUST READ ALOUD TO YOUR KIDS 1. It’s time spent together. Reading time is time when you’re focusing on...
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