Tag Archives: social skills

Sharing the Gift of Service with Children

December can be a tricky time.  While we all want children who understand concepts of unselfishness and service, Christmastime too often ends up with a lot of emphasis on “What do YOU want for Christmas?”

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First Friday Q & A — September!

First Friday Q & A for September…Where did summer go? (You can also find the video here.) Frustrated, Biting Toddler (0:10) Resources on Biting: Responding to Your Child’s Bite {Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning – Vanderbilt}

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The Need for Social Problem Solving Skills

I’m reading a fascinating book called Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Petterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler.  It’s been sitting on my proverbial nightstand for at least a year now, and after hearing it recommended again from about a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Teaching the Art of Sharing

I’m so happy to be writing as a guest at Simple Kids again today!  Slide on over and check it out!  I’m also happy to be *this close* to finishing up with my ebook on  Parenting with Positive Guidance.  Make sure … Continue reading

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Curbing Computer Time: Using Choices Within Boundaries

It started quite simply really.  Showing my son a few educational videos I found online.  Then some educational games.  Now my oldest son has become rather adept at using the computer to find his favorite games and sites, and  would gladly play all day … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Challenging Child Behaviors, Do You Take the Time to CARE?

Thank you so much for your comments on challenging child behaviors.  I’m currently working on an eBook based on  Positive Guidance, and hope to incorporate your input.  Here is one aspect that will be addressed in the book.

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Difficult Behaviors — I Want Your Input!

I’m excitedly working on a new project aimed at helping teachers and parents positively and effectively address difficult child behaviors and build social skills for the long haul.  I really want to get your perspective on the topic so that … Continue reading

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Kids Not Listening? Four Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Them To Tune In

In my professional life, I’ve consulted and advised a variety of people — parents, teachers, care-givers.  Now and then I even consult myself.  My “mother self” becomes frustrated with something, and soon, the “consultant” part of my brain steps in to … Continue reading

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