Monthly Archives: August 2011

When do Kids “Know” the Meaning of “No” (Con’t)

Understand that you may need to teach your child many things over and over before he/she is developmentally ready to understand. Be patient. Minimize your words and maximize your actions. Don’t take your child’s behaviour personally and think your child … Continue reading

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When do Kids “Know” the Meaning of “No”?

Children under the age of three do not understand “no” in the way many parents think they do.  And, a full understanding of “no” doesn’t occur magically when the child turns three. It is a developmental process. “No” is an … Continue reading

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Creating a Positive Time Out with your Child

Creating a Positive Time Out area doesn’t have to be complicated.  Before it is needed and when everyone feels calm, explain to your child that we all have times when we lose control of our behaviour, feel upset, or find … Continue reading

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Why Positive Time Out for Kids?

“Where did we get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, we have to make them feel worse?”   Dr. Jane Nelsen How would you respond if your boss or a colleague reprimanded you by saying, “Go to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Defiant Children

“My child refuses to cooperate.” “He/she is so strong willed and disobedient”. These are common concerns expressed by parents.   Unfortunately, many parents escalate the problem because they feel they have to “win”.   All too often, parents  allow themselves to get drawn … Continue reading

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