Managing behavior that is challenging can be very stressful for parents of children and adults with special needs. But it’s important to see it as a form of communication.
Challenging behavior indicates there is a problem in learning and not in the person.
A stressful day at work might be followed by a new set of tasks and demands when you get home. When your partner’s looking for backup and your children want your attention, a big ‘head and heart’ shift is what you need
In just one generation, the average Australian childhood has shifted from a largely outdoors, active, independent, social, community orientated play; to a mostly indoors, sedentary, technologically immersed, highly structured, fearful and risk adverse play space.
Effective conversation helps you create lasting, meaningful relationships with your children, check out this article to give you some great statements to use with your Little Scholar.
Do you parent solo? Some parents have to do all the work when their partners are away, deployed, FIFO, or in another state. These are some great tips.
No matter how old your children are, your praise and encouragement will help them feel good about themselves. This boosts their self-esteem and confidence. Sometimes rewards can be useful too, especially if you want to encourage good behaviour.
When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “how was your day?” was met with his usual (indifferently delivered) “fine.”
To bring you a simple yoga series to use as a calm down activity with your child. Be sure to read through Giselle’s suggestions for introducing the series, especially if you have never tried yoga with your child before.
Toddlers are realizing that they are separate individuals from their parents and caregivers. This means that they are driven to assert themselves, to communicate their likes and dislikes, and to act independently (as much as they can!).
Does your child lash out or trash his room when he gets mad? Here's how to help him work out strong emotions and stop the bad behavior