Few things are as frustrating for parents and teachers as a child’s defiance. We’re often not sure what to do when faced with a flat-out refusal, especially when we’ve already gone through our bag of tricks. Defiance leaves us feeling stuck and powerless. Childhood defiance manifests as anger, irritability, arguing and refusal. It’s fairly easy […]More
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Co-regulation is helping someone, oftentimes a child, calm down when they feel dysregulated, or out of sorts. They may be experiencing a tantrum, defying, or shutting down when they need our assistance to find their calm. We’re good at co-regulating with babies and toddlers but we sometimes forget children are still developing their regulation strategies […]More
Thoughts for kids… This week’s post is for kids. As we collaborate to help our children create healthy behavior patterns, we need to include the kids, themselves, in the process. They need to have buy-in for any real changes to occur. So, kids, let’s get started by having you watch a video. Listen to the […]More
The upcoming school year is full of uncertainties. Many of us are wondering if we’ll be in buildings or if school will be virtual. We can’t imagine how we’ll manage social distancing with children. We’re also thinking about how different each child’s learning experience has been over the past few months. These thoughts can be […]More