Behavior Analysis, Development, Education, Gentle, love, reasonable expectations, Reinforcement, respectful parenting, Uncategorized

How We Avoid Punishing Our Children

I often see comments in gentle parenting boards asking, “If you don’t punish, what do you do?” Or, “There are definitely circumstances where punishments are necessary, right?” As a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), I frequently have to hold back from defining the term ‘punishment’ because I know that’s not exactly what folks mean. I… Read More How We Avoid Punishing Our Children

Development, Education, Gentle, Montessori, Traditional

Montessori vs. Traditional Education: A Gentle Approach

I first saw this video, when I was learning more and more about the value of a Montessori education.  This was before I had my daughter, and I was becoming more and more passionate about Montessori.  I had been working in a Montessori preschool, and doing in-home evaluations as a school psychologist on the side.… Read More Montessori vs. Traditional Education: A Gentle Approach