Behavior

Some children may need help managing self injurious behaviors or other sensitivities. Learn how to manage these issues through discipline and calming strategies.

Mother parenting her young child.

Behavior

Toddler Won’t Listen? Try These 11 Behavior Tips

Toddler won’t listen? Stay calm, be consistent, and model good behavior. Here are strategies to help you when your toddler doesn’t listen to you.

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Behavior

Why Is My Baby So Clingy All of a Sudden?

When a baby becomes clingy all of a sudden it can be exhausting. Remain calm and learn ways to support your child through this normal phase of development.

Worried autistic boy sitting with crossed legs on mint chair during conversation with psychiatrist.

Autism, Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With Autism

Disciplining a child with autism involves using consistent, gentle discipline techniques and understanding your child’s specific needs and behaviors.

Autistic boy having a meltdown and throwing a toy.

Autism, Behavior, Visual Impairment

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children Who Are Blind and Autistic

Parents of children who are blind and autistic often face unique challenges when it comes to managing behavioral issues. Many traditional behavioral management techniques rely on visual supports, which can...

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Behavior

Common Sources of Cognitive Distortions for Kids

Does your child worry a lot? Cognitive distortions in kids can negatively impact mood and behaviors. Learn how to help your child overcome negative thinking.

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Behavior

Help! Why Is My Baby Chewing on His Tongue? 

If you're asking why your baby is chewing on their tongue, rest assured that it's a normal habit that most babies outgrow quickly.

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Autism, Behavior

How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children

You can help your child manage their symptoms and even prevent future meltdowns by learning how to deal with sensory overload.

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Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With ADHD

Disciplining a child with ADHD is about setting clear expectations and giving simple instructions to help them learn to behave and make better choices.

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Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With DMDD

Having trouble disciplining your child with DMDD? There are many strategies a parent can use.

Mother trying to embrace and talk to upset daughter.

Behavior

7 Alternatives to Spanking for Positive Parenting

Is your house filled with yelling, arguments, and physical aggression? These alternatives to spanking are exactly what you need!

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Behavior

Parenting a Child With DMDD

Are you at your wits’ end with your child’s chronic irritability and frequent behavioral outbursts? Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder may be the cause.

Upset toddler having a meltdown.

Autism, Behavior

Sensory Meltdown Survival Guide for Parents

There are many remedies to handle your child’s sensory meltdown. They vary based on the environment and the type of sensitivities your child experiences. 

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Behavior, Development

Self Help Skills: Helping Your Child Achieve Independence

Self help skills are behaviors or activities performed by your child which lead to them developing more independence and autonomy.

Newborn throwing tantrums in bed.

Behavior, Sleep

Bedtime Tantrums: 22 Tips for Taming Tired Toddlers

Bedtime tantrums are stressful, especially at the end of a long day. Perhaps you've even ended up throwing tantrums of your own.

Crying baby crawling on moms' lap.

Behavior

How to Discipline a One Year Old Gently but Effectively

Proactive discipline strategies can go a long way toward giving your child the freedom they need to learn and develop naturally.

Boy sticking out tongue.

Behavior

The Strong-Willed Toddler: Peaceful Parenting Strategies for Success

There are many ways you can use positive parenting to nurture your child’s gifts for leadership when parenting a strong-willed toddler.

Angry boy.

Behavior

Toddler Aggression: When To Worry

Aggressive behaviors are a normal part of your toddler’s development. It’s important to help your child deal with these emotions in a healthy way.

Toddler hiding behind mom.

Behavior

The Clingy Toddler: Helping Your Little One Be Independent

A clingy toddler is a result of the healthy bond between parent and child. With the right tools you can help your precious one cope and set them up for...

little boy with a bubble tube

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Sensory Room on a Budget

A sensory room is a special space where children with sensory processing disorders or other sensory impairments can focus on limited sensory stimuli.

toddler crying in bed

Behavior, Sleep

How To Deal with Separation Anxiety in Toddlers at Night

Nighttime separation anxiety in toddlers is normal. Teach your child coping mechanisms so they can learn to manage these big feelings.

little girl in time out

Behavior, Parenting

9 Alternatives to Time Out for Toddlers

Alternatives to time outs include positive discipline techniques that focus on communication and development of real life skills.

mother disciplining child

Behavior, Visual Impairment

How Do I Discipline My Blind Toddler?

How do you discipline a child with special needs? Or, as some might ask, SHOULD you discipline a child with special needs?

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Behavior, Special Needs

Nurturing the Emotional Development of Children with Disabilities

Lesley Potgieter writes about the emotional development of children with special needs. As we focus on our children's cognitive and physical development, are we ignoring their emotional development?

Ivan crying

Autism, Behavior

6 Strategies for Addressing Self-Injurious Behaviors

Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture....