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How to Prevent Temper Tantrums by Changing the Way You Say No

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It is often difficult for younger children to accept the word “no.” Older individuals with developmental or emotional disabilities may also have difficulty accepting the word “no.” The word ”no” often leads to temper tantrums, arguing, and/or pleading. When your three-year-old daughter old asks you for more candy after she already had a piece and you say “no” she may …

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3 Ways to Use Timers to Encourage Homework and Chore Completion

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Educational Strategies & Tips, Parents, Study Skills by admin

Sometimes getting children to do chores or complete homework can be a challenging task for the adults in their lives. Timers are an excellent way to motivate your child or student(s) to complete tasks and follow directions. Research and reputable resources consistently indicate the benefits of using timers with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). …

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A Story to Teach Kids to Calmly Respond to the Word "No!"

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Fun Ideas, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parents, Social Stories, Social-Emotional by admin

adminRachel Wise is a certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist with a Master’s Degree in Education. She is also the head author and CEO at educationandbehavior.com, a site for parents, educators, and counselors to find effective, research-based strategies that work for children. Rachel has been working with individuals with academic and behavioral needs for over 20 years and has …

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Find Out How to Protect Children with Autism Who May Wander Away

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http://nationalautismassociation.org/docs/BigRedSafetyToolkit.pdfMany parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) report that their children often place themselves in danger by wandering off, or “eloping.” Adults with autism are also at risk; as well as individuals with intellectual disabilities or Alzheimers. Individuals who have not wandered off before may still be at risk. According to a study “Occurrence and Family Impact of Elopement in …

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Effective Behavior Strategies Cheat Sheet!

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Print an Enlarged Version Here! or Click on the Image to Enlarge! Contact us if you have any problems viewing an Enlarged Version of this image. We have so many more behavior strategies at educationandbehavior.com! If you found this helpful, please share it! adminRachel Wise is a certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist with a Master’s Degree in Education. …

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25 Things to Do to Be a Great Parent!

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1. Say I love you every day 2. Care about your child’s creativity 3. Be interested in what your child is doing 4. Give your child as much independence as possible 5. Make your child’s safety and healthcare a top priority 6. Eat meals with your child 7. Create traditions to build memories 8. Let your child know when he/she …

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Break Ideas to Increase Student Motivation & Participation

In Behavior Strategies, Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Fun Ideas, Special Education by admin

Preface: When I was in college majoring in psychology, I learned that the famous actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, had behavior problems in Junior High School. One of his teachers told him that he could do a comedy routine for a few minutes at the end of class for following the rules and completing work. This had a huge positive …

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Top 4 Tips for Parenting an Introverted Child

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Are you concerned because your child is not outgoing and doesn’t have many friends? Do you want your child to make friends and hang out with them instead of sitting alone in their room? Some parents consider this behavior to be abnormal or simply wrong. They don’t want their children to be shy or stay away from others. However, they …

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5 Ways to Give Your Child Extra Brain Power

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Parents help their kids with succeed at school in countless ways – with unconditional love and encouragement, pitching in on an extra-challenging assignment, helping secure the best possible IEP for children with ADHD, learning disabilities, or other special needs, etc. But it may not occur to many parents that there are ways to directly impact the very instrument of academic …