These behaviors are often referred to as, “negative attention seeking behaviors”. They do indeed get more attention from parents than is necessary. Ignoring such behaviors, and instead, redirecting your child to make a better choice is more effective than reacting in any way to the negative behavior.
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It’s natural and quite common to pay more attention to your kids when they’re being unruly and not paying attention to you. In fact, you may find it’s easy to ignore them when they’re going about their business and doing what they are supposed to be doing.
Do you want to foster confidence and help your child continue to make good decisions?
If you do, then help your child focus on that important goal by not dwelling on mistakes or allowing him/her to become anxious about making poor choices.
“Free Play”—two of my favorite words in the English language, put together!
To a child, free play is so crucial, not because it in fact builds character and is necessary for social, cognitive and emotional development, but because it’s FUN!
What is Free Play?
As a Parent Strategist I realize that all kids are not created the same, and all parents are not created the same. Each one has their own individual challenges in the “family” scenario.
It is my mission to honor children and empower parents
My mission is to honor children and empower parents with proven, road-tested and simple parenting techniques that reduce struggles and add more joy for every member of the family.
I have been a guest speaker for parenting workshops, conferences, schools and parenting groups, and would enjoy the opportunity to speak to your audience.
Do you want to create a leader in your kid, not a bully?
Then make sure that your kids are skilled in:
Coping with change
“The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” ~ Benjamin Spock
Whether you are a single parent or part of a parent team, you always want the best for your kids.
There is no better way to give your children the best than by being a happy parent.
Tired of repeating yourself with your kids?! Do you feel tuned out by them!??
Give effective reminders that work! Never have to repeat yourself over and over again, AND get your kids to comply! Want to know how??
Use Simple & Visual reminders. Here are 2 important facts:
FACT 1: Kids are visual learners
FACT 2: The easiest way create independent kids, is to provide them with visual reminders rather than constant verbal ones.
All families have 2 common goals, with regard to DISCIPLINE, they want their kids to:
Learn the difference between right and wrong
Learn accountability & take responsibility for their actions
Punishment vs. negative consequence: What is the difference between natural consequences and punishment?