Talking about abuse using Preventive Teaching

Talking about abuse using Preventive Teaching

Talking about abuse using Preventive Teaching Smarter Parenting has inspired skills that are used by therapists to help us teach our children. One of the skills is called “Preventive Teaching”. It can help us improve communication and improve our relationship with our...
My child freaks out over new experiences. Why?

My child freaks out over new experiences. Why?

My child freaks out over new experiences. Why? What “freaking out” looks like is different for every child, but the behaviors fall into two categories: passive resistance and aggressive resistance. Aggressive resistance includes behaviors such as yelling, hitting, and...
The positive opposite of bad behavior

The positive opposite of bad behavior

The positive opposite of bad behavior Several months ago I started thinking a lot about how to improve my own behavior while parenting. I identified what I needed to change, but found myself reverting back to the same initial response during escalated moments. I even...
A child’s brain needs experience, not just information

A child’s brain needs experience, not just information

A child’s brain needs experience, not just information As a parent of three children, I understand the convenience of technology and what a lifesaver smart phones and tablets can be, especially on long car rides, and last minute science projects. Technology is...
How to get your children to really clean their room

How to get your children to really clean their room

How to get your children to really clean their room Getting your children to clean—let alone really clean—their room is every parents struggle. ​We we came across this article from Huffington Post where they asked parents to send in photos of clean rooms according to...

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