I HATE MY JOB! What to do When You Want to Switch Careers

What do you do when "I have the best job ever!" turns into "I hate my job"? This Tutor in Tinseltown blog article by Stephanie Ortega discusses potential professional moves you can make to bring the joy back into your work life.

Hi all! I’m back with another HER Magazine article for you!

For today I wanted to write to you all about career and work burnout, unhappiness, and overall dissatisfaction. But even more importantly than all those negative feelings, I want to talk to you about what you can do to start feeling better about your professional journey. Continue reading “I HATE MY JOB! What to do When You Want to Switch Careers”

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”

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”