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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Tantrums

Top 10 Parenting Mistakes During Tantrums: Avoid These Common Errors for Smooth Discipline Giving in to the tantrum: One common mistake parents make is giving in to their child’s tantrum by giving them what they want, just to end the tantrum quickly. This reinforces the child’s behavior and may encourage future tantrums as a way to get what they want. Losing patience or reacting emotionally: Tantrums can be frustrating and overwhelming for parents, but losing patience or reacting emotionally can escalate the situation. Yelling, scolding, or punishing the child during a tantrum may make the child feel more anxious or… Read More »10 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Tantrums

Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline   “Effective discipline means teaching skills that will help children make better decisions and handle themselves well in the future.” Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Bryson Ph. D   Punishment shuts down behavior in the short term but teaching offers skills that last a lifetime.   Positive teaching strategies shape challenging behaviors into functional skills.    Teachers & Parents should RESPOND rather than REACT to challenging situations. Reactions are abrupt and often escalate situations, while responses will endure powerful thoughtful teachable moments.   Responses should be based on the following three questions. (Each situation and child will have… Read More »Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline