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* She Makes a Home * 10 Strategies to Deal with Challenging and Attention Seeking Behavior Today's question for Dr. B (our resident early development specialist) is about challenging and attention seeking behavior in children. It was submitted by Kelly (from Dances with Chaos), who would like to perform an exorcism on her tantrum prone four-year-old (pictured left) before the little devil drives her out of her mind. Editor's Note: If the picture weren't cropped, I'm almost positive you would see the word "HANDFUL" hanging directly over his head. The strategies were written specifically for Kelly's question, but Dr. Dear Dr. On some days I have a sweet, adorable four-year-old little boy. Is he just testing me in “normal” ways? And what can I do in the meantime to keep from going insane?? Please help.— Kelly Dear Kelly, Challenging behavior is often triggered when a child is denied something they want or when a demand is placed on them that they can’t or don’t want to do. 5 Effective Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Bad Behavior Used to Obtain Desirable Items or Attention: 1. 2.

Home | Young Parents - The valuable and trusted resource for young parents Activekidsclub.com All-In-One Moving Guide: Printables, Checklists to Organize Your Move Moving frequently accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first home. Upsizing. That’s where this Moving Guide comes in. Download (PDF, 2.08MB) Here’s a break down of the Moving Guide: > Change of Address Checklist A handy checklist of all the people, government agencies and businesses you’ll want to inform of your move. > Week-by-Week Moving Timeline A step-by-step master timeline to keep everything and everyone on track. > Moving Company Contact Sheet A dedicated place to jot down notes on potential moving companies, including their estimates and any special services. > Home Inventory Checklist A room-by-room checklist to help you take stock of all the stuff you’re moving. > Printable Moving Labels Home-printable labels to help keep boxes organized and moving helpers on task. > First-Night Tips Tips on settling in your first night, with advice on turning your new place into a home. The act of moving doesn’t have to overwhelm you. Related posts:

7 Ways to Teach Self-Control Dr. Scott Turansky offers moms practical, real-life advice for many of parenting’s greatest challenges. read bio One of the primary tasks of early childhood is to develop self discipline. Parents often find themselves correcting their children for interrupting, being wild, not following instructions or for not controlling their hands or mouths. These all require self discipline or self-control. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Some parents try to give their children an easier life than they had or they try to make their children feel good at the expense of good character. Self discipline is a primary quality that will help children be successful in life. Related Articles on Self-Control: End your day: Talking with your child... In what area do you have the toughest time with self-control? Used with permission from Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. © 2007 iMom.

Helping Parents & Teachers Raise Responsible Kids - Love and Logic Hand in Hand Parenting - Nurturing the parent-child connection Emily Ley | Joy & Simplicity Attitude Makeover: Irresponsible Antidote: Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Reliability"How was I supposed to know it was due today?" Dear Dr. Borba, I'm ashamed to admit this, but our eleven year old is so irresponsible. She never takes care of her things and needs constant reminders to do her homework. Most of the time, my husband or I end up finishing it – it's almost easier then listening to her excuses. We want her to get good grades, but now I think we're going about it all wrong. – Courtney L., a mom of three from Tucson, Arizona Any of these sound familiar? Kids with an irresponsible attitude rarely stop to consider how their actions affect others, and so their attitude is selfish. Emergency Attitude Stop immediately doing anything that compensates for your child's irresponsibility. Bad Attitude Alert Before reforming your kid's irresponsible ways, you need to analyze the beginnings of her bad attitude. Diagnosis What exactly does your kid do or say that is irresponsible? Why. What. Who. When. Where. How.

Fantasy Jr. GO MOM! - Outsmart The Chaos Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject - TeacherVision.com Interrupting Your Child's Interruption Habit Most parents have experienced this very familiar scene. You are on the telephone filing an insurance claim or setting up a doctor appointment. Meanwhile there is a constant tugging on your sleeve or tapping on your shoulder. Your tyke might be so bold as to actually get in your face and start talking over you. Someone wants your attention, he or she wants it now, and it is absolutely imperative that you are informed about Spongebob and Patrick catching jellyfish in Bikini Bottom. Look at It from their Point of View We must realize that if we look at life through our child’s perspective, Spongebob is just as important as your insurance agent is. Try These for Starters There are many suggestions on the road to good manners for children. Let your child know when you are about to make an important call before you actually start dialing. Practice good manners yourself because children often will do as they see. Reasoning Will Work With Persistence

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