Understanding Challenging Behavior

Biting. Screaming. Lying. These and other common misbehaviors in kids often have predictable triggers: hunger, boredom, over-stimulation, being overly tired, or trying to avoid punishment. How a child reacts to...
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Taming The Tantrums

Laurel Thomas of Metairie gives an exasperated groan as she explains how she handled two tantrums simultaneously today, from her four-year-old daughter, Caroline, and her five-year-old-son, Christian. “I can...
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Signs Your Child Is Overscheduled

While we want to give our kids the best of everything, including exposure to new activities and people, sometimes it can just be too much. And sometimes it can be hard to tell when it is. Here are some signs to...
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Slowing Down The Rush To Grow Up

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. For most kids, childhood is a wonderful thing. You’re loved and cared for. Not much is expected of you. Life is safe and predictable. So what’s the deal with big girl this, big boy ...
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10 Tips Changing Challenging Behavior

Here are some effective techniques for getting the behavior you want while building the relationship you need: Plan ahead to avoid problems. Make sure a child’s basic needs for sleep, food and physical activit...