Parenting Resources

Positive Reinforcement for Preschoolers and Elementary Age Children

Parental actions help shape their children’s future responses to authority and life.

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Positive Reinforcement

A very powerful and effective teaching tool that can help shape and change behavior, positive reinforcement works by presenting a motivating item (reward) after the desired behavior is exhibited, making the behavior more likely to happen again.

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Fears and Phobias in Preschoolers

Appropriate parental response to fears and phobias can help preschoolers respond to fears and eventually overcome them

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Fears and Phobias

Fear, or anxiety, is a common emotion experienced by everyone. As parents, we need to be mindful of how we respond to our children’s fears.

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Teaching Children to be Resilient

Resilience can be taught or developed in children by skillful parenting. Children need to learn that things do not always turn out the way they would like, but they can benefit, even from difficulties.

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Teaching Resilience to Preschoolers

Preschoolers learn how to help themselves when at play and by helping others.

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ADHD update - Early academics

Impact of early academics on ADHD

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ADHD - Recent research

Recent research provides some clues to ADHD and gives parents helpful advice

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Monitoring Toddlers & Preschoolers

We would like to encourage you to begin monitoring the impact of society and culture on your preschooler.

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Parental Monitoring - Evidence of Benefits

A television broadcaster in the 1960s, Tom Gregory, was known for asking parents, "It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" The need for parents to monitor their children's activities is even more important in today's society - and scientific research demonstrates the numerous benefits of parental involvement, especially in the lives of their adolescents.

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