Adina’s Positive Parenting Tips

The Overly Cautious Child: Strategies That Can Help

As we mentioned in our last few posts, when we discuss each temperament and gain an understanding of how our children work, we can learn what triggers their bad behavior, and learn to manage the feelings that overwhelm them. Knowing a child's temperament can help us engage our children's cooperation in a way that truly takes their personality, their strengths and weaknesses into account. Instead of finding their tough behavior frustrating we can view their actions in more positive ways. We have already talked about the temperamental traits … [Read More...]

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A+ Solution’s: Socially Speaking: The Link Between Language and Social Skills

Tonight we had a great class given by A+ Solution's Speech Pathologist, Odette Hankins: Socially Speaking: The Link Between Language and Social Skills Odette started out her class with the following quote: "Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff" Bob Keeshan, a.k.a. Captain Kangaroo 1927-2004 Odette listed Social Skills that our children need to learn so that they can interact successfully with others: *Greetings *Informing *Topic … [Read More...]

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You Can Appreciate Your High Energy Child

As we mentioned in our last few posts, when we discuss each temperament and gain an understanding of how our children work, we can learn what triggers their bad behavior, and learn to manage the feelings that overwhelm them. Knowing a child's temperament can help us engage our children's cooperation in a way that truly takes their personality, their strengths and weaknesses into account. Instead of finding their tough behavior frustrating we can view their actions in more positive ways. We have already talked about the temperamental traits … [Read More...]

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The Child Who Never Sleeps: What Can Parents Do?

As we mentioned in our last few posts, when we discuss each temperament and gain an understanding of how our children work, we can learn what triggers their bad behavior, and learn to manage the feelings that overwhelm them. Knowing a child's temperament can help us engage our children's cooperation in a way that truly takes their personality, their strengths and weaknesses into account. Instead of finding their tough behavior frustrating we can view their actions in more positive ways. We have already talked about the temperamental traits … [Read More...]

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Meet A+ Solution’s Speech Pathologist: Odette Hankins

A+ Solutions and the Mandel JCC Early Childhood Center are hosting an evening with Odette Hankins, MS. CCC-SLP Her topic: Socially Speaking: The Link Between Language and Social Skills This is such a vital issue. It is important for parents to understand language development and how it impacts on their children's social lives. I wanted you all to get to know Odette before our talk next weeks, Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30pm at the Mandel JCC, so I interviewed her. You will love what she has to say: Can you tell us a little about … [Read More...]

Parenting Responsible Children

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Emotional Intelligence For Kids: Teach Them To Calm Themselves

                What is all this hype about emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the new buzzword in education and parenting. Research has shown that it is an important factor in helping our kids have healthy relationships with their spouses, friends and co-workers. Adults who are emotionally intelligent are happier […]

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Whose Report Card Is It Anyway? Encourage Your Child To Take Responsibility For Their School Work

I remember the feeling of anticipation and nervousness in elementary school when report cards were handed out. I wasn’t the greatest student but I always did okay, A’s, B’s and once in a while a few C’s. Whatever I did get my parents were pretty cool about it. They knew I was an avid reader […]

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5 Surefire Ways To Stop Losing It With Your Kids

Every parent messes up. We say things we don’t mean. We yell at our kids because we are tired. We sometimes blame our children for things they never did. We may accuse our children of behaving badly when that was never their intention. We act in a way that we swore we would never act. […]

Moms Have Got A Lot To Do: Manage Your Time Effectively

Sometimes I feel like my world is spinning out of control. There is always so much to do, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning. In our fast paced world it is important to stop and think about effective ways to manage our time. Julie Morgenstern, in her book “Time Management from the Inside Out” advises […]