Teaching Your Child Patience

How to Encourage Waiting Before you get upset with your toddler’s impatience, remember that your child isn’t emotionally or socially ready to understand the concept of waiting. Use the following tips to prevent your two-year-old child from screaming every time he/she has to wait: First/Then language can help prepare your child that he or she might not get what they …

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What is Self Regulation and How To Help a Child to Learn Self Regulation

What is the Definition of Self Regulation? The term “self-regulation” is used to refer to a range of characteristics and abilities. A child with self -regulatory skills is able to focus his attention, control his emotions and manage his thinking, behavior and feelings. Adults are very good at multitasking, but children are not. An adult can be cooking dinner, talking …

Helping a Child with Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a fear that anyone can have, regardless of age, when they become separated from something that is familiar to them. For young children this usually occurs when they are separated from a parent or caregiver. Separation anxiety usually starts around the time a baby is about 7 months old and is a normal part of healthy child …

Q&A: 3 Year Old Has Apparent Separation Anxiety

I am seeking advice concerning the behavior of my son. He will be three years in a few months. He has been exhibiting a few red flag behaviors. He has not attended day care, and is not around other children on a regular basis. If he is in a setting with other children, he is very apprehensive at first, but …