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 […]

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 […]

Whole-Brain Parenting

Whole-Brain Parenting Engaging the Brain for Optimal Development On any given day, we may experience moments of high emotion in reaction to an event, or we find ourselves trying to control everyone and everything around us. Either way, our mental well-being is in danger, especially if we find ourselves stuck in either scenario for long. […]

Routines – Shifting Into A New Normal

Routines – Shifting Into A New NormalThe recent closures of schools and businesses are widespread and have led to majordisruptions in the daily routines of families. Children are trying to adjust to doing schoolat home and parents are now trying to balance their new work from home life with theirrole as teacher to their children. […]

How Mirror Neurons Impact Learning

How Mirror Neurons Impact Learning Learning is a big part of child development and how children learn things is dependent on a variety of factors. Much of the time, observational learning contributes to how children learn information and behaviors. This type of social learning can be greatly influential because of the role that mirror neurons […]