Quiet Parenting Stopping the Cycle of Yelling

It’s often difficult for parents to stop and think about the long-term damage yelling may be causing in the heat of the moment. Not only does it model an ineffective conflict resolution strategy to the child, but it also makes everyone feel bad and rarely reduces the behavior. Because children have sensitive nervous systems, yelling can create more anxiety and lead to more difficulty developing healthy coping skills. And yes, yelling may work initially, but gradually children begin to tune it out, and it may even cause the unwanted behavior to continue or even worsen.

Childhood Fears Developmental Expectations

Childhood FearsDevelopmental Expectations  Children of all ages have fears, from babies to teens. And whether these fears are from real or imaginary places, they are nonetheless scary. Since our brains are wired to protect us, fears are a normal part of a child’s development. Children will eventually outgrow fears but being knowledgeable about what fears are […]

Childhood Fears Developmental Expectations

Childhood FearsDevelopmental Expectations  Children of all ages have fears, from babies to teens. And whether these fears are from real or imaginary places, they are nonetheless scary. Since our brains are wired to protect us, fears are a normal part of a child’s development. Children will eventually outgrow fears but being knowledgeable about what fears are […]

Playful Connection Filling Your Child’s Emotional Cup

Playful ConnectionFilling Your Child’s Emotional Cup Over the years, healthy connection levels between parents and children have decreased, leading to more challenging behaviors from children. Today’s modern lifestyle has interfered with the opportunity for the parent-child bond to grow. This vital aspect of a child’s life is essential for their emotional cup to be full, […]

Teens Need Structure Too

Teens Need Structure Too Most often, when we think of implementing structure into our children’s lives, it is because we have a newborn that needs a feeding schedule, a toddler that needs a nap schedule, or a child that needs an activity schedule. When children become teens, they are often left to implement their schedules. […]

COMMUNICATION

Even when they are in a setting where they don’t have to wear masks or socially distance, they are still more disconnected than before.
With that said, teaching children the skill of COMMUNICATION will help them connect better.

Is your child world ready?

It’s no doubt our world has changed, and our lifestyles are more hectic and fast-paced
than ever before. Coupled with the failures, peer problems, disappointments, etc., that
children run into along the way, it makes it hard for parents to sit on the sidelines and
just let things happen. And often, parents feel a sense of guilt for not having more time
with their children, so doing more gives them a sense of relief and creates what they
think is a moment of connection with their child. However, when children do not have
to face everyday life challenges and are not given opportunities to learn daily life skills,
they will be forced to depend on their parents even into adulthood. Dr. Mel Levine,
author of “Ready or Not, Here Life Comes,” refers to this as the gateway to “work-life
unreadiness.”

Reinforcement vs punishment

All parents want their children to exhibit positive behaviors that will help them transitionsmoothly through the different stages of their development. And while parents have the best intentions, they often don’t use the most effective discipline strategies to achieve that goal. And granted, parents do their best to implement the knowledge andexperiences that they have […]

The Mood Booster Increasing Endorphins to Improve Learning

Children today are presented with varying types of stressors in almost every aspect of their lives. The infamous “bar” has been set so high that in order to achieve it, children are asked to forgo “fun” and work towards superiority in everything they do. And while goal setting is an essential skill for future success, unrealistic expectations have led to increased rates of anxiety and depression in children and teens. This, unfortunately, is counter-effective to confidence-boosting and productive learning. Therefore, children and teens must be given opportunities to feel boosts of endorphins, which leads to improved mood and learning.

Reinforcement vs. Punishment Understanding Behavior Modification

All parents want their children to exhibit positive behaviors that will help them transition  smoothly through the different stages of their development. And while parents have the best intentions, they often don’t use the most effective discipline strategies to achieve that goal. And granted, parents do their best to implement the knowledge and experiences that […]