Praise the behavior you want to see more of. One behavior that is often undervalued and under reinforced (i.e., praised) is play behavior. Play is a behavior that all children engage in and so it can be taken for granted. However, research has found that play is important for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development … Continue reading “The importance of play || La importancia del juego”
Emotional regulation is the ability to regulate your emotions in order to achieve a goal (e.g., feeling afraid of public speaking, but doing it anyway because you have to in order to pass an exam). Emotions can be regulated intrinsically (by yourself) or extrinsically (by someone else). During infancy, babies rely primarily on extrinsic emotional … Continue reading “Emotion regulation || Regulación emocional”
Below is a list of common behaviors children engage in at day care/preschool/school along with examples of how to praise these behaviors. Behavior Labelled praise Talking with indoor voice I like it when you use your indoor voice Playing with other children You’re so good at playing with others Following instructions Nice job listening/good listening … Continue reading “What to praise: Day care/Preschool/school || Qué elogiar: en la guardería / preescolar / escuela”
What is anxiety? Anxiety is an emotion that everyone experiences and like other emotions it serves a purpose. The purpose of anxiety is to alert us to danger. When we encounter something that we perceive as dangers (e.g., a dog, an oncoming car, presenting in front of a large group of people) we experience the … Continue reading “Anxiety disorders || Desórdenes de ansiedad”
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