This illustration helps parents understand brain dysregulation, so they can pick & choose appropriate interventions based on their child’s brain functioning at any given moment. To say it another way–this helps make sense of your child’s tantrums, explains why some things you do just make things worse, and gives a parent guidance for what TO […]
A recent study reported in the New York Times found that fully 90% of pediatricians ignore the AAP guidelines and go straight to drugs when treating preschoolers with ADHD.
When children tell untruths, cry without tears, laugh or say, “I don’t care” when you dole out a threat or consequence, you may see this behavior as manipulative and then react accordingly. If I think this child is manipulating me, I am naturally going to feel angry, put-upon and even trapped. These types of emotions […]
Sibling rivalry is normal kid-behavior but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with nastiness. When you replace unpleasant actions with more acceptable behavior, you guide your children in handling difficult situations and handling themselves.
Just about as soon as children sprout teeth they discover what teeth really are good for. My year-old second son discovered that a quick nip during breastfeeding resulted in a very amusing jump and yelp on my part. (Amusing to him! Needless to say he was graduated to a sippy cup pretty soon…)