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#51: Finding success with Preventive Teaching

ListenSubscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   WatchOne of the best things parents can do in preparing kids for success is to use the behavior skill of Preventive Teaching. Preventive Teaching is just like it sounds. We are...

#46: Understanding the ABC’s of Behavior

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch The ABC’s of Behavior is a powerful tool in helping understanding behavior and why challenging behavior happens. Understanding what causes behavior and what to do after a behavior...

#45: How: quality components of the Teaching-Family Model

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch The Teaching-Family Model incorporates quality components into each behavior skills to bring about change in your child while strengthening relationships. Quality components are...

#44: Where am I emotionally?

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch Before being able to teach behavior skills effectively, parents need to ask, "Where am I emotionally?" Understanding where they are emotionally is vital in teaching your kids....

#43: When–teaching to negative behaviors

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch Today’s podcast covers the when pillar. In implementing new teaching, parents ask, “When is a good time to teach behavior skills to address problems?? The answer: As soon as...

Recent Articles

Dealing with ODD | How to correct children’s bad behavior with Correcting Behaviors

Dealing with ODD | How to correct children’s bad behavior with Correcting Behaviors

Dealing with ODD | How to correct children’s bad behavior with Correcting Behaviors
How to deal with challenging behavior in children is a question parents dealing with ODD ask. Children who have been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) exhibit both emotional and behavioral symptoms. They 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. […]

How to make family meetings successful: 6 family meeting rules

How to make family meetings successful: 6 family meeting rules

How to make family meetings successful: 6 family meeting rules
When was the last time you held a family meeting? Probably a long time ago. We get it. If we’re honest, don’t we all groan when we see a meeting pop up on our calendar? That notification reminds us of all the not-productive-in-any-way or boring meetings we’ve all sat through. […]

Preventing post trick-or-treating meltdowns

Preventing post trick-or-treating meltdowns

Preventing post trick-or-treating meltdowns
As a parent you’re probably both looking forward to and dreading Halloween. You can’t wait to see your child all dressed up and the excitement on their face as they get their Halloween candy haul. But, there is something about the day that turns your normally well behaved child turn into a little hellion—and that you’re not looking forward too!
For many children they’ve been anticipating Halloween for weeks or even months. […]

7 questions about eating disorders answered

7 questions about eating disorders answered

7 questions about eating disorders answered
Eating disorders affect millions. Having eating disorder awareness allows for understanding and compassion when someone you know suffers. It also allows you to know the common warning signs to know what to look out for in someone you think may have an eating disorder.
​1. What are eating disorders?
Let’s get one thing straight. Eating disorders are NOT lifestyle choices. Rather eating disorders are a serious mental illness that deals with a person’s eating behaviors. Someone who suffers from an eating disorder often has other psychological disorders. […]

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids
Have you ever struggled with establishing healthy eating habits for your kids?
If I left it up to Little Man, every meal would consist of ice cream and cupcakes. I can’t blame him—sometimes I feel the same way. Still, it’s my job as the mom to help him understand the importance of eating a variety of foods (especially ones that are actually healthy). […]

We must speak up about abuse

We must speak up about abuse

We must speak up about abuse
In the last couple of days the phrase #MeToo has flooded social media with men and women speaking out against the sexual abuse they’ve suffered. It’s been both inspiring and saddening to see how many people have experienced sexual abuse in some form.
Which is why I was so incredibly angry when I saw some advertising a t-shirt on Facebook that said, “wooden spoon survivor.” The shirt is meant to be a joke that even though their parents “disciplined” them with a wooden spoon they still turned out ok. […]

Parenting child with ODD using descriptive praise

Parenting child with ODD using descriptive praise

Parenting child with ODD using descriptive praise
Parenting a child with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) can be tiring and especially frustrating because of their tendency to challenge authority, purposely disobey, and intentionally annoy others. The symptoms of ODD can also carry over to other settings and authority figures, which make managing your defiant child even more difficult because teachers, church leaders, coaches, and other parents are also looking to you for discipline and help. Luckily, ODD is treatable and much can be done at home to decrease negative behaviors. […]

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