Problem Solving to Reduce Fighting and Aggression

By |2019-04-29T11:47:34-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-04-29T11:48:11-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

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 [...]

Traveling While Potty Training

By |2019-06-18T16:37:11-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Toddler & Preschool|

It’s a huge triumph when your toddler starts successfully using the potty at home. But how do you keep up your child’s progress when you are traveling? It takes lots of practice and opportunities to make the connection between using the potty at home to different environments and situations. With Spring Break just around [...]

Incentive Program: Using Reward and Behavior Charts

By |2019-04-29T11:48:35-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

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 [...]

Sharing Between Siblings

By |2019-04-29T11:48:43-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

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 [...]