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Tantrums
Tantrums

Technically speaking tantrums are dealt with the moment a baby is born. We don’t think of it that way because  they don’t have any other way of telling us what’s wrong other than crying for hours, but that’s what it is. When they start with their...

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Independence
Independence

We all want our little ones to depend on us as much as they can. There is a certain sense of both needing to be wanted and wanting to be needed as a parent. When you add to that the problem of just never wanting them to grow up because they are...

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Bribery vs. Incentive

Bribery vs. Incentives: What’s the Difference?   I have met countless people over the years who frown upon incentives being used to get children to behave well. They say that children are being bribed for doing what they should do...

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Missing Sleep or Misbehaving?
Missing Sleep or Misbehaving?

Missing Sleep or Misbehaving: Which One is it? Far too often, the importance of a good night’s sleep is overlooked in preschool aged children when behaviors are involved.  Did you know that 11-13 hours of sleep are recommended each night for...

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Focusing Young Ones
Focusing Young Ones

Hocus Pocus, This is How We Focus!   The setting: Circle time in a 3 year old preschool class. The Teacher claps twice then states in an animated voice: “Hocus pocus,”  Children Respond “…this is how we focus!” I heard this cute little...

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Time-Out Troubles?
Time-Out Troubles?

Time-Out Troubles?  How many times have you tried to put your child in time out and found yourself saying “This just doesn’t work for us!!”  I don’t propose that I have a magic plan to make time out work for you and your child, but I do want to...

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Positive Discipline in School
Positive Discipline in School

 Understanding Positive Discipline in Schools Before we even address how this works, please understand that discipline is not punishment. Let me say that again, discipline is not punishment! These are two different concepts.  Although having a...

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“Give me attention!”

Attention Seeking Students They follow you. They interrupt you. They talk out. They touch your stuff. They touch you. They are in your face. They talk louder and louder until they get your attention (or are told to go on their way). They are a...

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