Today we cover a challenging topic, human trafficking, as we share how we’ve taught the Teaching-Family Model to help aftercare in Africa.
In this episode, Parenting Coach Siope Kinikini answers questions about anxiety and helping kids focus, especially for remote learning.
Eric Bjorklund, President of Utah Youth Village, talks about how the Teaching-Family Model came to be, and how Smarter Parenting delivers it.
Creating family routines are tricky enough during the best of times. With the constant changes in the pandemic, it can feel impossible.
Often, parents continue to give consequences repeatedly that don’t work, which only increases our frustration level. Improve your skills.
Children with ADHD often deal with other issues, including anxiety. The combination of both ADHD and anxiety can make it doubly hard for them.
As parents, we want things to be fair when we give rewards or consequences. Fair does not mean the same as no two children are the same.
Giving effective consequences and rewards require parents to understand the difference between values and interests. Learn more from Siope.
Many struggle to discuss difficult topics with those who don’t share their view. Let’s use Effective Communication to create connection instead of division.
Not on the same page as your partner when it comes to parenting? You’re not alone. Effective Communication& Decision Making will help you find solutions.
Helping the ODD child make positive decisions
Children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are constantly making decisions throughout the day, which is why it is important to have ODD parenting strategies that teaches an effective way to make positive decisions. The prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain responsible for making decisions, is also not fully developed in children and adolescents which limits their ability to think through options and causes them to act more impulsively. […]
6 things to know about ODD in children
Parents have a difficult time watching their children struggle. ODD is one of the many disorders that afflict children and their families. If you believe your defiant child may have ODD here are 6 things you need to know about this disorder.
1. ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavioral disorder
It is characterized by an ongoing pattern of hostile behavior beginning in childhood or adolescence. ODD is included in the group of disruptive behavioral disorders including ADHD and Conduct Disorder. […]
Improve family relationships by setting family goals
Another year is here with so many opportunities for family growth as families that set goals together tend to be successful. Your family’s success is the most important goal you can set if you think deeply about it. Each family is different, so if you decide to make new family goals, take into consideration needs of the family members. We share our suggestions for making that will bring harmony, joy, strength, and memories.
Set Up A Meeting
Have a goal setting gathering with your loved ones. […]
Behavior management strategies for children with ODD
Children who have been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) exhibit both emotional and behavioral symptoms. ODD children are prone to losing their temper and become angry and irritable easily. They continually challenge authority figures through arguing, refusing to comply with requests and openly defying rules. Children with ODD also blame others for their misbehavior and can be vindictive. ODD is usually diagnosed by age 8, but children can exhibit symptoms as early as preschool. […]
What are good parenting skills? Why parent need behavior skills
What are good parenting skills, and what is so exceptional about behavior skills specifically? These are questions that every parent asks. Even the “experts” in childhood development continually come back to these questions to find the best solution for children. For parents, these questions usually arise when a child is behaving negatively and a parent is seeking help to improve their child’s behavior or to avoid the thought that, “I feel like a failure”. […]
Using Role-playing to help your Autistic child’s development
Working with children with Autism presents unique challenges. Many parents feel frustrated as they don’t know how to improve their child’s behavior. Using Role-plays is a helpful Autism strategies for parents helps a child with Autism improve their behavior and better function in society.
What is a role-play?
Many people dread role-playing because it can be uncomfortable, but you would never mock a concert pianist or professional basketball player for practicing before attending their performance or game. […]
Using words to describe behavior to help autistic child
The skill of Observe and Describe is a simple, clear way to describe behavior your child is doing, whether positive or negative. The skill helps to avoid escalation, labeling your child (lousy, good), or asking aimless questions (what were you thinking?) that do not help your child learn what they are doing right or wrong. Autistic children especially have a difficult time understanding what is not explicitly stated and interpreting phrases that have ambiguous meanings such as, idioms or metaphors. […]
Oppositional defiant disorder parenting and preventing behavior problems
Oppositional Defiant Disorder parenting is not vastly different than parenting a child without this disorder, however, there are specific differences to be aware of because of the large behavioral problems that ODD children struggle with. Children diagnosed with ODD are regularly angry with large temper tantrums, display argumentative and defiant behavior, and are often spiteful and vindictive. […]
Using Effective Communication methods to parent your RAD child
Children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) are often resistant to expressing their emotions and strive to be independent of others, which is why communication can be especially difficult with a RAD child. Due to their attachment difficulties, establishing effective communication methods with your child becomes even more important because it gives specific guidelines and boundaries to follow so they know what to expect. Predictable communication patterns and expectations of how to communicate appropriately will set your RAD child up for success when they do express themselves. […]
Does my child have Autism? Signs of Autism in Children
Does my child have Autism is a common question many parents ask. According to the National Autism Association, Autism can range from very mild to very severe and occurs in all ethnic, socioeconomic and age groups. Men are four times more likely to have Autism than females. […]