🔥 Unlock Your Child’s Potential with Motivation! 🔥

  Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. It pushes us towards our goals and desires. It’s the key that unlocks the doors to success! 🚀   When our sympathetic nervous system produces hormones of epinephrine and norepinephrine, they create energy for action. Take a moment to reflect on what sparks your child’s curiosity. […]

Positive Parenting: Evidence-based Strategies for Reducing Tantrums in Young Children

    Scientific evidence strongly supports the significant effectiveness of positive parenting on reducing and avoiding tantrums in young children.          A 2020 study analyzed the data of 78 studies found that positive parenting practices had a significant effectt on reducing behavior challenges, including tantrums. (Mcleod, Weisz & Wood, 2020)       […]

How To Motivate Children to Learn

Motivation is a crucial component of learning. Motivation is the cause of all actions.  When an individual is motivated, they’re more likely to be engaged in the learning process, retain information, and perform better.   Let’s explore further into the science of motivation as it relates to engagement and learning. Motivation can be classified into […]

Tackling California’s Literacy Crisis: The Science of Reading and Evidence-Based Instruction

Literacy is a Civil Right In 1997, to address the literacy crisis, congress along with the NICHD and the U.S. Dept of Education appointed a National Reading Panel made up of 14 educators and scientists to evaluate existing research and evidence to find the best ways of teaching children to read. The NRP concluded their research […]

Understanding Your Child’s Brain Architecture

The development of a child’s brain architecture provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Brains are built, from the bottom up. A child’s brain is rapidly developing during the first few years of life, and experiences during this time can shape the structure and function of their brain. Positive experiences, such as […]

5 ways to De-Escalate a Tantrum using Behavioral Science

1. Stay calm & model self-control. When you remain composed, you help your child regulate their emotions. 2. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and validate them. Show empathy and understanding by saying things like “I understand you’re upset” or “I know this is hard for you”. 3. Use distraction techniques 4. Give your child choices to […]

Helping a Student with Suicidal Thoughts: What Parents and Teachers Can Do”

When a child makes a serious threat, it shouldn’t be dismissed as just idle talk. Parents, teachers, or other adults should immediately talk with the child. If it is determined that the child is at risk and/or the child refuses to talk, is argumentative, responds defensively, or continues to express violent or dangerous thoughts or […]