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.
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.
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. –
Recently, one of my friends sent a homemade video, in which some 8 or 10-year-old boy is requesting his grandmother to vote for certain party X (I am not giving party names here as the intention of this post is not political). The boy soon started crying and pleading that his grandmother must vote for … Continue reading No, It’s not Awareness but Brainwashing! – Samee
Because it takes a village, not the presence or absence of siblings, to raise a decent, well-adjusted kid. Until the age of 8, my firstborn daughter Saige was an only child. This was not my original plan. Secondary infertility extended my initial hope of a three year age gap to a reality of eight. And … Continue reading Only Ain’t Lonely: Debunking The Single-Child Stigma by Jill Valentino
And why you always should, even when life is hectic. Too often we become so busy with our day to day lives and we can get sucked into a monotone routine. It’s not our fault, it’s human nature. We can’t be upbeat every day and shouldn’t fault ourselves when we can’t. Sometimes we even forget what it’s like to crack a smile, tell a joke, or laugh because we are so busy trying to get life right.
Sometimes that’s all your toddler needs. As some of you know I have been dealing with toddler tantrums lately. Dealing With Toddler Tantrums Though this is my second time around, don’t underestimate the woes of toddler tantrums.medium.com Tonight I started my evening routine as usual with my two girls. My oldest needed help with her … Continue reading A Mother’s Comfort by Noemi McElearney