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3 Tips to Minimize Behaviour Meltdowns!

Parenting a child who displays intense, dysregulated emotions can be challenging and exhausting.  The smallest inconsistency, conflict, or problem can result in a meltdown at world war III proportions –  true behaviour meltdowns!  Addressing these difficulties in children requires a multi-faceted approach, but these three tips will get you started!  Be preventative:  Take a moment…
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Family Meetings

Family Meetings The below family meeting agenda is a helpful outline for structuring a family meeting.  It is particularly helpful when getting started with the concept of having regular family meetings. Family meetings can be helpful for planning and maintaining family rules, increasing family communication and increasing family harmony. We encourage families to institute a…
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Behaviour Extinction a Parenting Strategy

Extinction (getting rid of the behaviours you don’t want, and increasing behaviours you do want) can be a great parenting strategy to use to change your child’s behaviour.     Part 1: Positive Reinforcement Reward      the behaviours you want to see** Praise       and acknowledge all positive behaviour.        Be specific. Tell exactly why…
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Empathy in Kids

Developing Empathy in Kids!   Learning Empathy is as much a part of your child’s development as learning the alphabet, numbers or colours, and equally as important.  Development of empathy in children varies according to individual personalities, temperaments and rate of development. The following is meant as a guideline only.   Age 4-5 years –…
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Using Consequences

Using Consequences Consequences are the results of behaviour.  Consequences can be positive (rewarding, usually the result of positive behaviour) or negative (disappointing, usually the result of negative behaviour. There are two types of consequences: Natural Consequences: Natural consequences can be imposed or happen naturally without intervention.  Safety must always be the first concern of any…
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Managing behaviour in public

Ideas for Managing Behaviour While Playing in the Community Time      out – immediate consequence for behaviour such as non-compliance to rules,      escalating crisis behaviour, and escalating hyperactivity.  Does not need to be framed as a “TIME      OUT”.  Can be framed as “come sit      with me on the bench”. 3      strike…
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