Teach Planning and Reviewing towards Self-Control

Planning and reviewing skills are a piece of building attention span and impulse control.  In some of our classes, each week the children have to plan their 15 minute play time.  This includes choosing where they will play (only 1 center each day) and planning three activities to occupy their time.  Teachers check on their … Continue reading Teach Planning and Reviewing towards Self-Control

Our History Shapes Our Parenting

Today I had a Play & Workshop class on Play at my office, an afternoon consult at a preschool regarding an aggressive child and an evening workshop on Sibling Relationships. In each situation, I had a parent comment about how their own history is impacting their parenting today. When discussing Play, one mom pointed out … Continue reading Our History Shapes Our Parenting

Calm Tips

There are two main ideas for how to manage tantrums once they start. Both ideas start with, “stay calm yourself.” I know, this can take a whole lot of self-control. It can be difficult to stay calm when your child is losing it. Part of it is recognizing that losing it yourself likely just adds … Continue reading Calm Tips

Calm Parenting Tips

A few good resources about Calm Parenting: Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids: Practical Ways to Create a Calm and Happy Home by Drew   Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Runkel     7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Covey     The DVD serives Celebrate Calm … Continue reading Calm Parenting Tips