How to Handle Challenging Behavior | Do you have a preschooler who just isn't listening? Does she refuse to do what you ask? Does he not follow your directions or throw a tantrum? In this post, I give hands on activities to approach for challenging behaviors such as building a connection and social stories. Click over to the post for more ways to deal with behavior or pin for later.

How to Handle Challenging Behavior

Book: The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don't Listen -  "You can’t punish a kid into better behavior. So while it’s certainly tempting, taking everything away from your child is unlikely to be effective." Learn some parenting techniques that might actually work from Megan Devine, LCPC. For more Pins on parenting difficult kids, see: http://www.pinterest.com/addfreesources/difficult-children-of-all-ages-adhd-odd-cd-and-asp/

How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don't Listen - "You can’t punish a kid into better behavior. So while it’s certainly tempting, taking everything away from your child is unlikely to be effective.

ADHD can make it difficult for your child to concentrate and pay attention in school, but it affects more than just academics. ADHD can impact social skills as well.

5 Ways ADHD Can Affect Your Child’s Social Life

Sounds like my childhood. ADHD can make it difficult for your child to concentrate and pay attention in school, but it affects more than just academics. ADHD can impact social skills as well.

Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it..

CONSEQUENCES FOR KIDS THAT WORK

Behavior management paper to send home for those really hard kids. Accompanying posters for good and poor behavior. Paper in English and Spanish. FREE Download

Part of my behavior plan this year, a note to send home for those few difficult children. It goes along with my colored "good behavior" and "poor behavior" charts.

St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, patron saint of mother's with difficult children and women in difficult marriages.

Monica, mother of St. Augustine, patron saint of mother's with difficult children and women in difficult marriages.

How to Deal with a Difficult Child | Raising a strong-willed child can leave even the most patient mom and teacher feeling frazzled. That’s why we’re sharing 9 of our best parenting tips for raising difficult children and avoiding power struggles, which work both at home and in the classroom. We’ve even included some of our favorite articles to teach you how to be a more patient parent. #parenting #parentingtips #parenting101 #powerstruggles #strongwilledchild #patientparent

How to Deal with a Difficult Child: 9 Tips for the Willful Child

How to Deal with a Difficult Child | Raising a strong-willed child can leave even the most patient mom and teacher feeling frazzled. That’s why we’re sharing 9 of our best parenting tips for raising difficult children and avoiding power struggles, which work both at home and in the classroom. We’ve even included some of our favorite articles to teach you how to be a more patient parent. #parenting #parentingtips #parenting101 #powerstruggles #strongwilledchild #patientparent

Great read about Reacting vs Responding to your kids.

Do You React or Respond to Your Kids?

Though this is for parents, it's a terrific example of reacting versus responding and what it means to be mindful of our interactions with others.

Raising spirited children is involved, dynamic, and difficult. They are also a source of immense pride and have been shown to have greater successes later in life than their non-spirited counterparts. Find incredible resources on how to successfully raise strong-willed kids here. Positive parenting, attachment parenting, toddlers, difficult behaviour

Have a Willful Child? Why it's Good & How to Parent Accordingly

Raising spirited children is involved, dynamic, and difficult. They are also a source of immense pride and have been shown to have greater successes later in life than their non-spirited counterparts. Find incredible resources on how to successfully raise

Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it..

CONSEQUENCES FOR KIDS THAT WORK

Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it.

My kids' fighting was making me crazy... so I implemented positive reinforcement of the behavior I wanted to see - kindness!

Kindness Jar: Successful Parenting with Positive Reinforcement

Kindness Jar - The Power of Positive Reinforcement ⋆ Playground Parkbench My kids' fighting was making me crazy. so I implemented positive reinforcement of the behavior I wanted to see - kindness!

How you regard your children

Thinking of you child as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your child as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help them through their distress.

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