Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ask Questions – Step 7 in “Encouraging Kids to More Cooperative Behavior”

Getting Kids to Listen  Can be as Simple as Asking a Question! My last post was with regards to the need to develop children’s inner locus of control and the fact that children who develop a strong inner locus of … Continue reading

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Helping Children Develop a Strong Locus of Control (Encouraging Children to More Positive Behaviour – Step 6)

Between the ages of 1 and 3, children start their journey towards independence and personal power.  This is a normal and healthy stage in their development. While children require a great deal of guidance, it’s important to respect and support … Continue reading

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Problem solving as a “POWER WITH” tool (Encouraging Kids to More Positive Behaviour – Step 5)

“When provided the opportunity to problem solve, children often come up with some of the same solutions that they would ignore if they were offered by adults in the form of lectures!” It’s amazing what great problem solvers children can … Continue reading

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Practice “Power With” Kids! Encouraging Kids to More Positive Behaviour – Step 4

Practicing power “with” children vs. power “over” children can be more of a shift in thinking for adults than actually giving up punishment.  We often think it is more about what we do “to” children to make them change their … Continue reading

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Encouraging Children to More Positive Behavior – Step 3.

  The most effective way to influence behaviour is through encouragement.  To clarify, however, encouragement is not about being permissive or letting children “get away” with things. Sometimes encouragement has to come in the form of being firm with children.  … Continue reading

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