Year: 2020

How to Improve your Child’s Behavior Using a “Time-In”

How to Improve your Child’s Behavior Using a “Time-In”

“I’m angry, I need to go take a break”

 

Words I never thought I’d hear my 4-year-old say in the heat of frustration, as he walks himself over to the break area to calm down.

 

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t how he handles every frustration (actually not even close), but the fact that this happened means that he is ON HIS WAY to learning how to manage his emotions without aggression or outbursts.

 

Isn’t that what every parent wants? For our kids to know how to calm themselves down when they get upset? For them to be able to stop, breathe, and think before acting on their emotions? Of course it is! But how do we help our kids to get there?

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5 Positive Parenting Techniques to Use Instead of Yelling

5 Positive Parenting Techniques to Use Instead of Yelling

No parent WANTS to yell at their kids. That look in your child’s eyes right after you’ve yelled at them feels terrible, I know. I’ve been there too. But there ARE ways to break the cycle and to find a new pattern of behavior, both for you and for your child.

The fact is that every parent at some point or another ends up losing it and yelling at their kids. Every parent has a breaking point. Some parents reach their breaking point after weeks of built-up exhaustion and fatigue, while other parent reach their breaking point nearly every single day.

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