How to Discourage Your Child From Biting

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

“He’s a biter”. I’ve overheard daycare workers utter this phrase with disdain and judgment over and over. Biting remains one of the most socially taboo topics in daycare and playgroup circles. Its effects have both physical and emotional implications and frequently result in heightened and prolonged emotions for all parties involved…the biter, the bitten, and both sets of parents. The …

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How to Manage Your Child’s Behavior

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The most important keys to successful behavior management are consistency and repetition. Stick to whatever rules you make all the time. Know that the rules will need to be repeated again and again for them to work. The best way to teach behavior is to use lots of rewards. For every problem behavior, there is a good behavior to take …

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How to Help an Angry Child Deal with Negative Emotions

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Discipline

Young children, just like adults, can’t help feeling angry or sad at times.  The difference between a young child and an adult is that adults learn appropriate ways to vent feelings of frustration or anger.  Some toddlers resort to screaming, kicking, crying loudly or hitting when they are upset. Older children might say mean things like, “I hate you,” or …

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Oral fixation in children | D2DP

Oral Fixation in Children | Oral Fixation Disorder & Treatment

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

Does Your Child Have An Oral Fixation? Why do some children continue to have an almost obsessive need to put things into their mouths often past the age where it is deemed appropriate? An oral fixation in children is common at a young age, but past a certain age can be a sign of something more. (Read more about general …

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Positive Child Reinforcement: How to Motivate Your Child to Behave

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Discipline

What you SAY is What You Get Did you ever think about the similarities between your baby’s brain and a brand new computer waiting to be programmed? While this may be scary, it is also very good news!! YOU have the ability to alter how your computer, I mean child, performs based on the programs you give them. Envision your …

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

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Building Independence

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 …

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Helping a Child with Separation Anxiety

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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 …

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Q&A: My Son Has Self Regulation Issues in Preschool

Tamara Guo Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My question is regarding my son’s behavior in preschool. He was enrolled in preschool about a month after the school year started and his teacher tell me is is doing great other then a self regulating issue. She says it isn’t a bad thing because he is adjusting but I want to help him out and I am not sure …

Tamara GuoQ&A: My Son Has Self Regulation Issues in Preschool

Q&A: How to Help 4 Year Old with Self Regulation Issues

Tamara Guo Behavior, Challenging Behavior

I’m wondering what the best therapy would be for my almost 4 year old. She’s very bright but has self-regulation issues (i.e., blurting out sounds at home and school as well as repeating herself often- very sensitive and can have a complete breakdown over little things – if I accidentally press the elevator button or flush the toilet, etc. – …

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Q&A: How Can I Help my Child with Oral Fixation?

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How can I minimize my 3 1/2 year old’s oral fixation? He sucks his thumb, never took to the pacifier, and was breast fed for three months. His speech is becoming clearer and he has a speech therapist in school. He puts his shirt, cars and balls in his mouth (during soccer game) and he bites when he can’t get …

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