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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘behavior’

The value of teaching kindness (in these uncivil times)

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” — A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh “I didn’t come here to make friends.” — Virtually every reality-show contestant ever It’s fair to say our current cultural landscape is no Hundred Acre Wood. Divisiveness abounds on cable news, with party lines deepening. The New Jersey Housewives […]

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Preschooler not listening? Be patient and pick your battles

Q: My 4-year-old acts like she doesn’t hear me when I ask her to do something — anything. How can I get her to listen? A: When your child doesn’t seem to hear you, it definitely can be frustrating for parents (and children, too). First, talk with your child’s pediatrician to be sure there aren’t […]

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What is autism and when should you worry?

autism, assessment, what is autism, Daniel Kessler, Southwest Human Development

April is Autism Awareness Month. Over the next four weeks I will be providing comments regarding various topics related to autism. The views expressed here are solely my own. They do not represent the views of Raising Arizona Kids or Southwest Human Development. They are not the official views of the American Academy of Pediatrics or the […]

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Managing meltdowns (part 2): Understanding “giving in”

In my previous “Managing Meltdowns” post, I referred to the practice of helping your child calm down using a two-step technique that focuses on acknowledging their feelings and helping them learn to cope with those feelings. Parents often confuse this practice of acknowledgement with “giving in” or “giving them attention for bad behavior,” believing that by […]

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Banish biting behavior

By Douglas Albrecht, Ph.D. In the last Babies to Big Kids blog from my colleague Lorenzo Azzi (“Managing meltdowns”), a parent commented specifically about dealing with biting. Many of Dr. Azzi’s suggestions apply to biting issues, and I wanted to offer up some additional help and support for parents of toddlers who may be going through […]

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Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.

My husband is a genius. Please do not, under any circumstance, reveal this information to him. However, I have to tell you that he has invented the single most brilliant behavior modification technique in the history of child-rearing. And it’s actually working!

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The makings of a meltdown.

1.) I am late for everything. This is a flaw that I seem unable to overcome. I feel badly about myself for my tardiness. But when it negatively impacts my children, I feel even worse. Translated, the message I get in this type of situation is:
I SUCK AS A MOTHER!!!!

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Birthday blunder

Finally he was acting like a normal kid which gave me the opportunity to act like a normal parent. Maybe for once I could get him some stuff that would make him happy, even if it was only a fleeting happiness.

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Keeping families in synch

The relationship between parent and child is like a dance, says Lorenzo Azzi, Ph.D., a psychologist for the Good Fit Counseling Center in Phoenix. “Both partners move in step with the other, following each others’ cues and trying to stay in synch.” It is, at times, a difficult dynamic to maintain. “Infants come into this […]

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