All ‘Children’ posts

Temper Tantrums & Meltdowns

October 13th, 2016
Posted in Adolescents, Children

We have parents ask us often, “how do I deal with temple tantrums and meltdowns?”  Read this great article by following the link. http://childmind.org/article/why-do-kids-have-tantrums-and-meltdowns/

Separation Anxiety

July 11th, 2016
Posted in Adolescents, Anxiety, Children, Families

As the new school year fast approaches we try to prepare ourselves and our children for this change. Some children do not adjust smoothly. This article contains symptoms, causes and tips for helping your child cope through this transition. Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is a normal and healthy phase of development in young children.  As […]

Planned Ignoring, Planned teaching, & Planned Praise

May 18th, 2016
Posted in Adolescents, Children, Families

Planned teaching, ignoring and praise are effective strategies for reducing unwanted behaviors and increasing desired behaviors. In addition, caregivers will enjoy less heated moments where both child and adult loses their temper, and increase enjoyable moments between adult and child. Planned teaching is when a caregiver intentionally prepares or anticipates a time to teach the […]

Divorce Effects on Children

August 3rd, 2015
Posted in Children

Divorce is an intensely stressful experience for children of all ages. The pain experienced by children at the beginning of a divorce is composed of many strong yet powerless feelings. This article concludes with long term consequences that might surprise you. This article stresses the need for a specialist to see the children during this […]

Kids Won’t Listen? Try This!

June 4th, 2012
Posted in Children, Families

Kids Won\’t Listen. Try This! I like this article because it is simple, yet sage advice. We as adults talk too much! We try to explain when sometimes our children are either not old enough to understand our lengthy explanations or they are old enough to not want to listen to us!!! So follow this […]

Reading to Your Child

May 12th, 2010
Posted in Children

Importance of Reading Materials in the Home Studies by the National Assessment of Educational Progress have consistently found that the more reading material available in the home, the better students’ reading levels are likely to be. “Families, and parents in particular, play an important part in the [learning to read] process. For decades, research has […]