The Misery Found On Any Online Social Network

How To Take The Headache and Misery Out Of Any Social Network

The Misery Found On Any Online Social Network

Being on a social network (or several) can sometimes be a wonderful experience. Social networks work beautifully to bring people together from across the world. They can introduce you to new cultures and new friends, as well as help you keep up long-distance friendships and relationships. My best friend and I live 3,000 miles apart, and we keep in touch mostly via WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat.

But unfortunately, social media use is not without its severe consequences. Continue reading “The Misery Found On Any Online Social Network”

Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children

Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children

Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children

Behavioral interventions for children go far beyond changing poor behavior. The development of the theory of behavior modification completely altered the way people of the time thought about children’s motivation to behave. Studies on behavior modification began with behaviorist experts B.F. Skinner and Ivan Pavlov. Regardless of their methods of research, they were able to develop techniques that behavior strategists still use today, decades later. Jay Belsky, a psychology professor, asserts, “We now have a better idea why rewards work better than punishment with pre-adolescent children.”

Reinforcement, punishment, and extinction are the main approaches to behavior modification. Continue reading “Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children”

Master Your ABA Terminology

The Ultimate Glossary for ABA a.k.a. Applied Behavior Analysis

Master Your ABA Terminology

Hi parents! I know some of my readers are parents of children with special needs, and as such, you may have had to delve into the world of Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA. If your child receives behavior therapy, chances are you may have come across some terms you didn’t quite understand. Even though the main focus of Tutor in Tinseltown isn’t applied behavior analysis, I came across this ABA glossary by Tameika Meadows and wanted to share it with you all to give you some tools for navigating the world of ABA.

This glossary is a collection of ABA terms that are helpful to know as a professional or parent. Continue reading “Master Your ABA Terminology”

Master Your Child’s Behavioral Issues

Addressing Behavioral Issues in Children

Master Your Child’s Behavioral Issues

Behavioral issues in children often leave parents feeling frustrated and exhausted. Hopefully, this quote from Maya Angelou brings you hope when it comes to dealing with behavior problems.

 

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”–Maya Angelou

 

As a parent, you want to reduce the constant battles between you and your children’s emotional tantrums.

You may want to throw in the towel and give in. However, this pattern rarely works.

Think about the butterfly analogy. In parenting, fostering the wonders in your children is helping them cope with life situations. Continue reading “Master Your Child’s Behavioral Issues”

To People Who Want To Praise Their Kids But Can’t Get Started

Praise for Your Child

To People Who Want To Praise Their Kids But Can’t Get Started

There are many ways to build positive behavior growth and healthy relationships with our children. One way is through delivering reinforcers, or rewards, for good behavior. I have an email course I encourage you all to sign up for that goes into detail on the Do’s and Don’ts of giving kiddos rewards and how to do it the right way (you can sign up at this link). Another way is through sweet pet names and praise.

Everyone uses praise and pet names. Pet names are a fun way to bond with those around us, whether it’s our spouse, friends, or children. However, have you stopped to think about whether your kiddo’s pet names might actually be harming their self image? Or harming the way they interact with the world around them? Unfortunately, like I discuss in my email course regarding the right and wrong ways to deliver rewards to kids, pet names and praise are easy to get wrong. Continue reading “To People Who Want To Praise Their Kids But Can’t Get Started”