by Amy Lund | Oct 18, 2017 | Blogs, Needs Category
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. […]
by Erin Yates | Jun 2, 2017 | Blogs, Following Instructions, Following Instructions, Posts, Needs Category
Child that have RAD have special needs and challenges and the skill of Following Instructions can help them.
by Amy Lund | May 23, 2017 | Blogs, Needs Category, Others
Role-playing is what makes a skill work, but it can be awkward to Role-play if it’s not something we’re used to doing. Here’s some simple tips to help you get started.
by Erin Yates | Apr 13, 2017 | Blogs, Needs Category
The power of praise
The power of praise is often overlooked. It’s something we know we should do when working with children, and it’s talked about frequently, however, making a conscious effort to praise more than correct is not usually our first response in teaching our children. Smarter Parenting suggests that praise should be given 4 times more than consequences or correction. Through the many years of applying the Teaching-Family Model we have learned that praise is more powerful than the best negative consequence. […]