How to Encourage Positive Behaviour in Children

Using token economies to reward positive behaviour. Whether you are a parent or teacher, rewarding good behaviour has to be a priority. This principle teaches children what behaviour should be repeated and which shouldn’t. A reward for positive behaviour could be something as simple as praise. Imagine the scenario your child is bored, you haven’t had enough time to spend in the day with them. It happens we are all busy people. They start to kick the chairs and throw things in the lounge, due to the boredom. You go over to them, putting your work down and deal with their behaviour.

Mom Stop Being Bossy! You Are So Rude! by Shobha Ray

I told my six-year-old boy“Can you please put your toys back in its proper place?” He said, “Mom stop being bossy!”The way my son spoke just shattered me. I feel like I am still fumbling around and making my way through this new stage of motherhood. When he came back from school I asked him, “Can you please remove your clothes?”He was annoyed and said, “Mom stop being rude!” I felt offended by his words.

The secret to being a ‘good’ parent? Follow your instincts, not your fears. –

I learned it the hard way, the very hard way. There is no magic wand and there are no secrets to being a good parent. Except this one: follow your instincts, not your fears. My kids are adults now, and there are still times when fear rules. The difference is that now it takes less … Continue reading The secret to being a ‘good’ parent? Follow your instincts, not your fears. –

How to Create a Bookworm Using a Bedtime Reading Routine.

The benefits of reading to your child. If you read one book a night to your child, when they are 5 they will have read 1825 books. My greatest joy as a parent is reading my little girl her bedtime story every night. I have actually got annoyed with my partner when she has tried to take the job away from me. As she is nearly two years old I have started moving away from the quick reads. Into the world of chapter books. So far the books we have covered have been The Magic Faraway Tree, a personal favourite of mine from when I was a child. We have now started a series of books, where the heroine shares the same name as her. I am beyond excited at the prospect of starting to read Harry Potter to her. This is a tradition that has been passed on through many generations. As a child, I remember my mum reading to me, her father read to her. It was a tradition I was determined to continue. Since she was born I have missed only one evening. For this time I told her a story, over the phone, that I had memorised. It was actually the Billy Goats Gruff, a story I insisted my mum read to me at least once a week. If you don’t read to your children at night, I urge you to start. The benefits far outweigh the time. Incidentally, I always leave my phone downstairs when I go to read to her. No interruptions are allowed.

What to Do When Your Child Has an Infantile Seizure

The do’s and don’ts when faced with an infantile seizure. Infantile seizures are more common than you think. Last week my little one suffered a series of seizures, due to a high temperature. A temperature is anything over 37.5C when taking a child’s temperature, orally. In the majority of cases, these are nothing to worry about. They stop when the child turns 5 years old. They are also often only triggered by high temperatures. On rare occasions, they may be a sign of something underlying. It is always wise to seek medical attention on the first occasion.