Behavior Problems, Consequences, Parenting Styles, Speak On It, Uncategorized

Handling Aggression in Kids

My ultrasound appointments while pregnant with my boys could not have been more different. With my first son, when the probe passed on top of him, he tended to move and shift position. Pretty typical, I'm assuming. Typical enough that the technicians never commented. But then with my second son, anytime the probe passed over… Continue reading Handling Aggression in Kids

Consequences, Parenting Styles, Speak On It

Speak On It: Glitter Bottle During Time Out

There's a strategy going around about using a "Glitter Bottle" (read: homemade snow globe) to give kids as a distraction during a time out for inappropriate behavior. You can read about it here on the website LiftBump. My thoughts: (1) No talking during time out. That's why it's time out. (2) No fun things in… Continue reading Speak On It: Glitter Bottle During Time Out

Parenting Styles, Speak On It

Speak On It: I Let My 8-Year-Old Drop F-Bombs

Do understand that the title of this Speak On It post does not refer to my own actions but to the title of the article I am discussing. Because although my children are not 8 years old, or even close to it, I will not be allowing them to curse. Period. Also understand I do… Continue reading Speak On It: I Let My 8-Year-Old Drop F-Bombs

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Speak On It: Parents Shaming Their Kids on the Internet

Oh, the internet. When used for the forces of good, it has brought us closer together by allowing us to converse with people literally half way around the world. But then there are the times it is used for the forces of evil. For some reason some parents feel like the internet is a great… Continue reading Speak On It: Parents Shaming Their Kids on the Internet

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Speak On It: Stomp Three Times on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Introducing a new segment on my blog I'd like to call, "Speak On It". This is where I will briefly voice my thoughts on a topic, website, article, video, research study, or anything else really, that catches my attention (read: I can't keep my opinion to myself on it and feel compelled to vent publicly).… Continue reading Speak On It: Stomp Three Times on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood