Parenting Resources

Positive Reinforcement for Toddlers

For toddlers, the best time to reinforce behavior is when children are noticed to be “doing something right.”

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Positive Reinforcement for Newborns and Infants

Parents timely response to their infants’ cries provides positive reinforcement to the child that parents are available and needs will be met

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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 Adolescents

Fears during adolescence include bodily image concerns, life experiences and performance. Parents must be aware of the fears in order to be able to provide support.

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Fears and Phobias in Elementary-Age Children

Children of this age often develop fears related to life circumstances they anticipate might happen to them. Parents can look for opportunities to discuss these fears and provide coping strategies.

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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 in Infants and Toddlers

Parents can mitigate fearful and anxious response in infants and toddlers by showing support, creating appropriate opportunities for exposure and reassuring that you will protect 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 Adolescents

Adolescence is a time to prepare for life as a responsible adult, living outside the home. Parents should assure that their adolescents will be prepared to face real-life situations.

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