Adina’s Positive Parenting Tips

Good Parenting: How To Help Toddlers Manage Their Anger And Frustration

Dear Adina, My 1.5 year old has a habit that really makes me upset. Whenever he is mad, or I take something away that he wants to play with he throws himself down and bangs his head very hard repeatedly on the floor or on something else very hard. I spoke to his pediatrician and she said to ignore it and it will go away. It did become less frequent for a while, but recently he does it all the time. It really scares me, especially when we are outside and he does it on the cement etc. Any advice?? I have also been now so weary of upsetting him … [Read More...]

Depositphotos_31754577_xs

Appreciating Your “Moody” 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...]

Depositphotos anxious kid

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...]

IMG_1306

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...]

Depositphotos_21593031_xs

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...]

Parenting Responsible Children

Screen Shot 2012-10-31 at 11.18.07 AM

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 […]

Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 9.36.36 AM

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 […]

Nurture Yourself

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 12.37.52 PM

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 […]