It’s not unusual for parents to resort to using negative consequences to curb bad behavior, however relying on these tactics will not produce the same results as if you were using positive reinforcements. Instead of merely scolding your child when he’s being bad, take the time to praise him when he’s being good. This will take work on your part, because you will need to train yourself to pay attention to the positive behavior instead of the negative. These 18 blogs share ideas on how to use positive reinforcement with your kids.
Positive Reinforcement Techniques
Start out by becoming a student of your child. Study him and see what things make him happy and what things upset him. Make note of which of his behaviors you would like to change, such as hitting or screaming. Praise him for his positive behavior, and ignore him when he is screaming (as long as he’s safe). Children want your attention, and if the only way they can get it is by doing positive things, that is what they’ll resort to. You can find out more about positive reinforcement techniques in these six blogs.
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Every August, millions of kids trudge to the bus stop in the early morning hours, dragging backpacks and lunch boxes and saying goodbye to summer vacation. Parents know that in a month or two, these same kids will settle into a routine and may even look forward to school, but in the meantime, what can parents do to beat the back-to-school blues?
In Psychology Today, Dr. Michael Unger argues that students don’t enjoy attending school unless they feel engaged in learning. The American Psychological Association also lists changing schools, taking tough classes and fearing unknown academic or social situations as reasons for children’s anxieties.
Moms are busy from sun up to sun down. From the time you wake up, you’re usually crossing one thing or another off your to-do list, waking up the kids and getting them fed and off to school. It doesn’t stop there, though. Once the kids are gone you have limited time to accomplish the things you need to, whether it’s work, errands or both. After school typically means helping with homework and shuttling the kids to after school activities, not to mention getting dinner on the table. Before you know it, it’s bath time and bed time for the kids, and your entire day has passed in the blink of an eye. This hectic schedule rarely leaves time for one of the most important things you can do during your day: recharging your own batteries. With the help of these 15 blogs, though, even a busy mom should be able to find a little time to relax.
Hiring the right nanny for your family means doing your homework. It means checking references, comparing work histories and conducting multiple interviews. But getting to the heart of the matter means asking the kinds of tough questions that force someone applying for a nanny job to give honest, thorough, revealing answers. It’s not about embarrassing them or causing them to trip up; this isn’t an interrogation on prime-time TV. Rather, it’s about getting them to think outside the box and talk honestly about their successes and failures. Once you have that information, you can then use that knowledge to start building trust and determine whether a particular nanny is the best fit for your family. Here are some questions to guide you:
“Have you ever suspected that one of the children in your care was being abused?”
Participation in group sports has a wide range of benefits for kids, from teaching them valuable teamwork skills to encouraging physical fitness and active play. However, organized sports can also bring out the worst in kids if they’re not taught the importance of good sportsmanship and why they should always work to be good sports. Fostering a sense of good sportsmanship starts at home, and isn’t the sole responsibility of coaches. These tips can help you create an environment in which sportsmanship reigns supreme and avoid potential problems with kids’ behavior later.
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Just how far can you take freedom of speech in today’s world? It seems a bit unfair that a simple comment can warrant jail time. Unfortunately, that is the world that has been shaped since September 11, 2001. Terrorist comments can be seen as threats, regardless of the context of the comment, and scrutinize an individual whether he or she has a previous criminal record or not. If teenagers such as Justin Carter can be arrested because of an inappropriate joke, then how far will law enforcement go in order to deem one a terrorist?
Trying to deal with the house, work, the kids and your family can leave you exhausted, and understandably so. Fitting in time for exercise? Now that can seem next to impossible. However, if you think you have no time in your day to fit in some fitness, think again. From exercising with your baby to incorporating a short but effective workout into your day, these 30 bloggers have tips for even the busiest of moms, making it possible to fit a few minutes of exercise into each day.
When you spend your days running around trying to get everything done it can be difficult to locate any time for yourself. These total body workout tips are quick ways for you to squeeze exercising into your already busy schedule. Regular exercise can help you lose weight, build muscle tone and increase your energy, making it important to find ways to add it into your day. These five blog entries explain how to fit a little exercise into your day.
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Our life is filled with challenges and each day with the help of radio, tv, newspapers and the internet we learn more and more about what seems to be the dark side of life. Here is a list of things that relate to relationships. Each one will help make the world a better and more civilized place for us all.
One of the most challenging and sometimes frightening of all questions surrounding the topic of infidelity is whether the spouse who is having an affair should tell their partner what has happened. Indeed people agonize over this question in fear of the future and the potential outcome for a separation.
While most agree that the expected reaction of most people will be one that is highly emotional, painful, negatively charged and in some cases even physical, the truth is that it is hard to predict what the outcome will be in all cases with any degree of certainty.