Behavior

Discipline Age 10

Discipline Tips for Age 10 and Up

Regardless of whether you are a believer in spanking and shouting or if you use tried and proven alternatives like time-out or food/toy bribery, there comes a time, usually not long after your child's...
tantrum

Five Strategies to Avoid Meltdowns and Tantrums

We’ve all “been there done that” in the epicenter of a major behavioral meltdown or a terrible temper tantrum out in public. Whether “we” are the audience or actually part of the “performance,” these...
Interoceptive Anxiety

A Treatment for Anxiety – Feel The Fear Interoceptively

Urmila Pai, M.D. and Kimberly Williams, Psy.D. composed Feel the Fear: A Treatment for Anxiety in collaboration. Child Therapist: "Carly, it seems you were very anxious. How did your body feel?" Child: "I don’t know…maybe it felt like,...

One Mom’s Experience with Advocacy

Since I started my blog at Special-Ism, I have covered many topics. I have worn my heart on my sleeve and opened up to the world about some very personal experiences. Our latest challenge...
Compulsive Checking

Compulsive Checking – Two Games to Help a Child Think Differently

Children who repeatedly check are often watchful of what’s happening around them. They take care to make sure things are okay, which in itself is fine; but when carefulness develops into something more serious,...
anxiety

Detect and Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety is broadly defined as; "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome". It's a good definition of the feeling but it really doesn't begin to explain the reasons...
Bath

5 Steps to Help a Child with Unwanted Thoughts

Most children experience ‘bad’ thoughts but easily disregard them. However, some children and teenagers pay too much importance to their unpleasant thoughts and become fearful that a loved one will be harmed, or that...
The Perfect Classroom

Create Effective Behavior Intervention Plans

Have you ever walked by a classroom and thought, “I wish my kid was in THAT classroom? Wow! Now there’s a teacher that has her kids under control!” You know the kind of classroom-the...
1-2-3 Magic

1-2-3 Magic – Effective Discipline Strategies

1-2-3 Magic 4th Edition is an easy to read, how to guide of one of the most tried and true discipline techniques. Dr. Phelan walks you through a simple three step process that will...

Discover Calm: Build a Self-Regulation Tool Box

In my article, What in the World is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!, I talked about self-regulation. This month I would like to provide more strategies for self-regulation, because I feel that it is a...