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Adaptability

Adaptability Adaptability is about how you respond to your child, especially when things do not go as planned.  Your child will have a variety of great days, bad days, and everything in between. Here are a few ways you can apply adaptability to your parenting and keep your child motivated:    Intrinsic Motivation: Choices What do you do if your child does not want to do something? You can intrinsically motivate them by allowing them Read more…

Nuturing

Nurturing Being a nurturing parent means adjusting your child’s behaviors, not trying to change them. In other words, change the behavior, not the child. Let them Know that Mistakes are Okay I get excited when my son makes a mistake because it gives me the opportunity to teach him, which is what parenting is all about. Address your child’s mistakes in a nurturing way to help them learn and grow without feeling bad about themselves. Read more…

Edutainment

Edutainment Be the parent your child needs you to be. They need you to be in their world. That means interacting and playing with them on their level to prompt them through the tasks and chores they don’t want to do.  Here are some tips and examples on using effectively using edutainment with your child.  Practice Healthy Competition The child brain loves novelty. That is why healthy competition and games get them excited.  You can Read more…

Prompting

Prompting How can you set your child up for daily success?  One of the most effective ways to do this is to focus on prompting instead of punishment.  Here’s what you need about prompting your child toward good behavior and decisions:   Friendly Competition One of the ways to prompt your child toward good behavior is to create a simple competition where you dare them to turn a negative behavior to a positive one.  If Read more…

Patience

Patience Take a few extra seconds when responding to poor behavior.  This demonstrates compassion, empathy, and self-control on your part.  Sometimes all you need to do is think about responding in the most patient manner to help re-direct your child.  A few seconds can make a big difference.   Ask, Listen, Explain Patience helps you to establish better solutions for difficult moments with your child.   If your child has a temper tantrum, for instance, Read more…

Attunement

Attunement Do you ever feel like you can read your child’s mind?  You know what they are going to do or say next because they have had the same reaction before?  This is attunement.  Improving your attunement skills will allow you to create a more patient and understanding relationship with your child.                    Modify Your Child’s Behavior: Be attuned to your child’s anxieties and try a creative approach that allows them to focus on positive Read more…

Online Training

We are in in crazy times. Kids are at home, playing board games, video games, doing crafts. These are great things, but what about exercise? Now, more than ever, children and yes, even you, need to find time to exercise. We are pleased to offer training online to help families stay active. We have online programs beginning at $20 a month! Unlike other workout at home programs, our classes are live so students can interact Read more…

Connection

Connection One of the most important things that you can do as a parent is establish a connection with your child.  In fact, children need connection more than anything else.  Here are a few ways that you can begin to build a great connection with your child: Daily Interactions: Make one-on-one connections with your child. Instead of asking a question from across the room, take an extra 15 seconds to walk to your child, get Read more…

Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to School Tips for Parents Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, pressure of making Read more…