Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it..

Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it..

#Infographic with physical, social, cognitive, and emotional norms for #firstgrade. Awesome info! Often caught between being little and wanting to feel “big”, first grade can be a challenging time. For many, it’s the first time that learning becomes somewhat difficult. Children who expressed confidence in kindergarten may display new anxieties and self-confidence issues

#Infographic with physical, social, cognitive, and emotional norms for #firstgrade. Awesome info! Often caught between being little and wanting to feel “big”, first grade can be a challenging time. For many, it’s the first time that learning becomes somewhat difficult. Children who expressed confidence in kindergarten may display new anxieties and self-confidence issues

Four Ways to Thrive While Raising Difficult Children | by Sally Clarkson | Tricia Goyer. Here are some things I found imperative to thriving while raising difficult children ...

Four Ways to Thrive While Raising Difficult Children | by Sally Clarkson | Tricia Goyer. Here are some things I found imperative to thriving while raising difficult children ...

Defiant people have fought revolutions, marched for civil rights, started businesses, and molded the world we live in. If those before us simply accepted everything as it was, many of the rights and privileges we enjoy today would not be available to us. Be thankful for the defiant people in your life and don’t write off your difficult kids; just figure out ways to harness their “power” for good!

Defiant people have fought revolutions, marched for civil rights, started businesses, and molded the world we live in. If those before us simply accepted everything as it was, many of the rights and privileges we enjoy today would not be available to us. Be thankful for the defiant people in your life and don’t write off your difficult kids; just figure out ways to harness their “power” for good!

How to Handle Challenging Behavior | Do you have a preschooler who just isn't listening? Does she refuse to do what you ask? Does he not follow your directions or throw a tantrum? In this post, I give hands on activities to approach for challenging behaviors such as building a connection and social stories. Click over to the post for more ways to deal with behavior or pin for later.

How to Handle Challenging Behavior | Do you have a preschooler who just isn't listening? Does she refuse to do what you ask? Does he not follow your directions or throw a tantrum? In this post, I give hands on activities to approach for challenging behaviors such as building a connection and social stories. Click over to the post for more ways to deal with behavior or pin for later.

Book: The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Book: The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Handout from Love and Logic on How to Use #Choices to reduce power struggles and build a stronger relationship with your #child. #Parenting.

Handout from Love and Logic on How to Use #Choices to reduce power struggles and build a stronger relationship with your #child. #Parenting.

FREE Part of my behavior plan this year, a note to send home for those few difficult children. It goes along with my colored "good behavior" and "poor behavior" charts. Free

FREE Part of my behavior plan this year, a note to send home for those few difficult children. It goes along with my colored "good behavior" and "poor behavior" charts. Free

Some strategies for attention-seeking behaviors:  1. Increase positive attention.  2. Ignore inappropriate behavior used to obtain something that was denied.  3. Teach how to ask in a more appropriate way.   4. Set aside special time with each parent.  5. Avoid triggers for the behavior.

Some strategies for attention-seeking behaviors: 1. Increase positive attention. 2. Ignore inappropriate behavior used to obtain something that was denied. 3. Teach how to ask in a more appropriate way. 4. Set aside special time with each parent. 5. Avoid triggers for the behavior.

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