In Addition to Thoughts and Prayers: Actions to Address School Shootings

The statistics on school shootings in the United States are overwhelming. There have been 17 shootings on school grounds in 2018 alone; 8 of these being intentional and during school hours . In Florida, this week’s school shooting left 17 dead and 5 in intensive care. I am not a safety expert, I’m a school … Continue reading In Addition to Thoughts and Prayers: Actions to Address School Shootings

How Charting Behaviors Helps: Tantrums and Aggression

Charting behaviors like tantrums or aggression is often done by teachers in the classroom, so they can quickly gain a better understanding of what is happening. It is something parents can easily do at home. Charting means keeping detailed and consistent notes about the behavior. If a child were tantruming often in my classroom or … Continue reading How Charting Behaviors Helps: Tantrums and Aggression

Aggression from Other Children

Dear Dr. Rene, Recently I asked my husband’s best friend’s three-and-a-half-year-old daughter to stop pushing our one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, her mother got upset. Her response was that the children have to learn to resolve the matter themselves. Is it okay to discipline your friend’s children if the parents don’t react to their kids aggressive behaviors towards … Continue reading Aggression from Other Children

>Aggressive 2 Year Old

>Dear Dr. Hackney, I attended your Positive Discipline class. Every time Sean (22 months) goes to hit someone, I say, “Hands down: hitting hurts” while holding his hands down. He seems to find this funny and just laughs every time I do it. Once his hands are free; he hits again. I don’t feel like … Continue reading >Aggressive 2 Year Old