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What’s all the buzz about Self Regulation?

It all began with a marshmallow.  Yes, a marshmallow. In the following video, hear Dr. Stuart Shanker explain the crucial role self-regulation plays in a child’s present and future success and how a marshmallow was involved in the discovery of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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