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Favorites from this past week! 9/24/16

Happy Saturday! Here are some interesting, and helpful things from around the internet this past week: Skill-Building Approaches to Anxiety-Fueled Work Avoidance – “Behavior is a way of communicating, and a symptom of an underlying problem. In my experience, when you dig into the roots of work avoidance, you find skill deficits in initiation, persistence,… Read More Favorites from this past week! 9/24/16

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How to Make a Waldorf Hand Kite

These are super easy and fun to make for little ones! I’ve made several of them over the past couple years, and this time my 3-year-old actually got into it and wanted to help me: Materials needed: 2″ wooden ring (I use these ones) 3/8″ ribbon, different colors (like these) Directions (these are so simple):… Read More How to Make a Waldorf Hand Kite

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No one grows out of needing hugs

When was the last time I hugged my big girl today? I’m not sure I had. I had spent the whole day carrying around my 3-week-old, only touching my 3-year-old to lift her up and down from the counter when we were baking, and when I was gently moving her away from covering her brother’s… Read More No one grows out of needing hugs

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Favorites from this past week! 9/15/16

Good morning! It’s Thursday and we’re about to head into the weekend! Here are a few things I’ve found this week that I thought were worth the read…let me know what you think. Empower the Child Through LanguageĀ ~ this is a really sweet article on the importance of using real names and words (as opposed… Read More Favorites from this past week! 9/15/16

Behavior Analysis, Reinforcement, respectful parenting

Behavior Charts…if you’re going to use them, here’s how:

Are you thinking about using a behavior chart for your child? Have you tried one already but it wasn’t successful? Let’s talk about this for a minute… When we say ‘behavior chart’ what we usually mean is a token reinforcement system. A token reinforcement system is used to increase behavior we like, behavior we want… Read More Behavior Charts…if you’re going to use them, here’s how: