Elementary School-Age

Problem Solving to Reduce Fighting and Aggression

By |April 16th, 2019|

It’s not uncommon for children to argue over a toy or become frustrated when they are told “no.” Fighting and aggression—whether it’s in the form of name calling, pushing, hitting, or refusing to share—are common responses when children lack problem-solving skills.

It’s important to teach young children the value of playing cooperatively and getting along with others. […]

Common Problems With Time-Outs and Newer Research About What May Work Better

By |March 28th, 2019|

During an epic meltdown, it can be hard to reason with your toddler or preschooler. But how do you reach them when they are not in control of themselves? For many families, time-outs have become a frequently used parenting tool for exhausted parents. But, do they work? Or is there a better solution? This week […]

Incentive Program: Using Reward and Behavior Charts

By |March 12th, 2019|

When it comes to teaching children new skills and behaviors, there are a variety of methods to choose from. One approach is using a behavior or reward chart.

Occasionally, a child could benefit from a little extra encouragement to change a behavior (such as hitting), practice a new skills (like using the potty), or to complete […]

Sharing Between Siblings

By |March 7th, 2019|

Witnessing your children argue over a toy—which hasn’t been played with by either child in months—it becomes clear why seasoned parents of siblings like to joke that when it comes to having multiple children you have to buy two of everything.

Sharing is challenging for all children—and siblings are no exception. This week, we offer tips […]

Step 5 of Positive Parenting: Take Care of Yourself as a Parent

By |February 20th, 2019|

The last in the 5 Steps to Positive Parenting is one of the easiest steps to overlook: Taking care of yourself as a parent.

Some days, between cluster feedings, an infant who will only sleep in your arms, and toddler potty training and upsets, you’re lucky if you can eat a piece of leftover, cold pizza […]

Step 4 of Positive Parenting: Have Realistic Expectations

By |February 7th, 2019|

One of the primary goals of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is show that parenting education is for every family. Whether you’re currently experiencing high levels of stress or have found a good balance in your life, we can all benefit from learning the basic principles of positive parenting.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been […]

Step 3 of Positive Parenting: Use Assertive Discipline

By |January 31st, 2019|

From telling little fibs to pulling their sibling’s hair, addressing challenging behavior is something parents do every day. A common thread in the Positive Parenting Program is how to manage the behavior you don’t want to see  in the moment and ways to prevent it in the future.

As parents, we strive to find the most […]

Step 2 of Positive Parenting: Have a Positive Learning Environment

By |January 24th, 2019|

Do you have a child between the ages of 2 and 12? The Triple P Online Parenting Program is a tool for parents looking for fresh, positive ideas on everything from potty training to coping with stress.

Triple P doesn’t tell you how to parent; it simply provides strategies that you can adapt to your unique […]

Step 1 of Positive Parenting: Create a Safe, Interesting Environment

By |January 16th, 2019|

Many of us start the New Year with a set of resolutions, usually centered on bettering ourselves in some way—whether it’s eating healthier or saving money. The New Year is also a wonderful time to assess how you are doing with Triple P’s 5 Steps to Positive Parenting.

If you are new to Triple P Online, […]

Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks

By |December 29th, 2018|

It’s likely that it took your child a few weeks—maybe months—to make the adjustment from part-time preschool to elementary school. Can’t blame them—it’s a big leap! Class size is double the number of students, the school is bigger, new teacher and rules to follow, more formal instruction, and less time to play and explore their […]