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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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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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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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Styles of Parenting & Teaching Children

What’s your Style? As part of my work, I am constantly looking for books and resources that will enhance my knowledge in the area of child development, parenting, etc.   Over the holidays, one of the books I read was Raising … Continue reading

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