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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Time Out ……..

Time Out Time-out means time out from positive reinforcement (rewarding experiences). It is a procedure used to decrease undesirable behaviors. The main principle of this procedure is to ensure that the individual in time-out is not able to receive any reinforcement for a particular period of time. "How to Use Time Out Effectively Time Out Area The...
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Parent as a Teacher/Coach …

"See your role as that of a teacher or coach to your children. Demonstrate in detail how you would like them to behave. Have them practice the behavior. Give them encouragement along with constructive criticism. Try to set aside time on a regular basis to do something fun with your children. Rather than tell them what not...
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Why Play is Important…

"Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child. The time you spend playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn. Play also helps your child: build confidence feel loved, happy and safe develop social skills, language and communication learn about caring for others and the environment develop physical skills connect and...
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Dealing with Tantrums…

Tantrums: the basics "Tantrums are extremely common among children aged 18-36 months. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can involve spectacular explosions of anger, frustration and disorganised behaviour (when your child ‘loses it’). You might see crying, screaming, stiffening limbs, an arched back, kicking, falling down, flailing about or running away. In some cases, children...
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But its mine………… learning to share.

"All parents want their child to be willing to share. Well-intentioned parents and teachers may force a child to share. It seems selfish not to, but that is not the case. Young children are finding their self-identity. Objects are a part of who they are. To part with them is like losing a part of themselves....
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Kicking…Hitting….Grabbing…….

"Young children may become aggressive as they begin to assert themselves. It is normal for them to focus on their own desires, and they can have difficulty appreciating someone else’s needs. Learning how to express their wants and feelings with words and in appropriate ways is a process that takes time. Other reasons for aggressive...
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