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”

The Truth About Sleep

The Truth About Sleep

The Truth About Sleep

It’s no surprise that most of us don’t get as much sleep as we would like. We consider it a luxury, something to look forward to and indulge in on the weekends. We take it for granted and skimp out on good rest for “one more chapter!,” or to cram for a test. Or, much more likely, squeezing in that last episode (or season) of your favorite Netflix show for the night. But the truth is that hitting that REM cycle is as much of a luxury as food and water. A solid night’s rest is not only important for our bodies to recuperate energy, our skin to rejuvenate, and our immune systems to reboot, but it is also critical for: Continue reading “The Truth About Sleep”

A Big Get Together May Be Dangerous To Your Child

big get together

A Big Get Together May Be Dangerous To Your Child

For individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and very young children, a big get together can sometimes be a time of stress and severe discomfort. Unfortunately, get togethers come along pretty regularly throughout the year. There’s multiple birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. It may not really occur to us, but the holidays can be a very uncomfortable time for many, especially kids. Continue reading “A Big Get Together May Be Dangerous To Your Child”