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Praising prosocial behaviours || Elogio de los comportamientos prosociales

We often think about the behaviours we want our children to do less off (e.g., throwing, arguing, screaming), and agonise over how to reduce those behaviours. We forget to consider the behaviours we want our children to engage in more. Thinking about behaviours you want your children to do more off will help you notice … Continue reading Praising prosocial behaviours || Elogio de los comportamientos prosociales

Shopping with toddlers… because sometimes you have to… || Ir de compras con niños pequeños… porque a veces no hay otra opción…

Doing grocery shopping (or any shopping) with a toddler/s can be challenging and it may be of no surprise that you may be saying things like “stop touching that”, “put that back”, or “no you can’t have that”. Shopping with a toddler/s doesn’t always have to be stressful and there are some strategies you can … Continue reading Shopping with toddlers… because sometimes you have to… || Ir de compras con niños pequeños… porque a veces no hay otra opción…

Simple strategies improve child behaviour || Estrategias simples mejoran el comportamiento de los niños

Children engage in behaviours, that adults might not like, for a variety of reasons, some of these are: Makes them feel good (e.g., eating, playing) Curiosity (e.g., they want to know what is in a hole, so they put their hands in it; they want to know what a leaf tastes like, so they lick … Continue reading Simple strategies improve child behaviour || Estrategias simples mejoran el comportamiento de los niños

Praising while engaging in art and craft activities || Elogiar mientras participan en actividades artísticas y manualidades.

Engaging in art and craft activities with young children is great fun but, for some, it can also be stressful. Especially when adults have an idea of how they want the children to engage in the activity and the children don’t want to comply. When ever I find myself frustrated with an activity that my … Continue reading Praising while engaging in art and craft activities || Elogiar mientras participan en actividades artísticas y manualidades.

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