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Guiding Behavior With Natural Consequences

by Tania Cowling August 31st, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
As your child’s main teacher, you are a guide helping your youngster develop self-discipline. You must think about goals for your child’s behavior. For me, I wanted my children to make good decisions and be respectful for the feelings of others. I wanted them to learn and continue to use
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Is It Better to Be Feared or Loved?

by Joe Lawrence July 13th, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
“What am I doing wrong?! This kid will not listen to anything I say!” I think most parents have felt this way at one point in our journey from ankle-biting toddler to seeking-self teenager. It is frustrating when our elementary-aged children will not listen to what we have to say,
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Children Learn Respect from Good Role Models

by Tania Cowling May 25th, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
The most effective way kids learn respect is by watching the important adults in their lives act respectfully. One of the biggest complaints today is that kids don’t respect their elders the way children used to. Is this a generational myth or true? I think kids need to learn self-respect,
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Labels Affect Children’s Behavior

by Joe Lawrence March 23rd, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
The first day of school for me was not always the most exciting. It had very little to do with first day jitters as much as it did being the youngest of five children. Every single year, starting with the fourth grade, I anxiously awaited this question: “Do you have
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Just Say No (And Mean It)

by Michele February 3rd, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
When I was a child (in the dark ages), if I asked for something and the answer was no, it was just that. There was no discussion; that simply was the answer. Although I didn't necessarily like receiving a negative reply, I accepted it as is.

When I had children, I
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Improve Behavior with Feedback

by Joe Lawrence December 23rd, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
Elementary school children and good behavior are not often spoken in the same sentence. Children can really test the limits of their parents and sometimes even their teachers. However, there are a few ways to help them stay off of the naughty list.

All parents dread the infamous “terrible twos” and
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Positive Reinforcement and Behavior Issues

by Joe Lawrence October 21st, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
Behavior issues seem to be the constant issue that parents face on a regular basis. Kids are awesome and can make you feel you so proud when they do great things. However, they can also make you feel like a failure when you are not able to get them
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People, Process, Product Method and Behavior

by Joe Lawrence August 12th, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
As parents we often just want our children to listen. They question our authority or even the teacher’s on a routine basis. It can get very frustrating, but here is a method to help with this problem.

When I am managing my work center, I am focused on my people,
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How Do You Feel About War Play?

by Tania Cowling May 13th, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
As a mother of two boys, I never let them play with toy guns, but yet these siblings seem to play war with water squirt toys and even sticks from the yard. As parents we tried to enforce that guns can harm people and are not toys. I think
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Rewarding Bad Behavior

by Ronald A. Rowe April 1st, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
You would never deliberately reward bad behavior in your workplace.  If an employee were taking bribes or stealing company supplies, you most assuredly would not give them a pat on the back and a promotion for their out of the box thinking.  You wouldn’t reward the laziest employee by
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Change the Room

by Ronald A. Rowe December 24th, 2014| Behavior, Elementary
For many children, elementary school marks the first real exposure to peers who are very different from themselves.  Sure, they may have been to church or synagogue or even a preschool but the odds are that most of the children with whom they interacted at those institutions were pretty
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Calm Down, Dear: ADHD or Not?

by Lori Sciame November 19th, 2014| Behavior, Elementary
An elementary school teacher recently related that many of his students seem to be hyped up.  They jump up from their seats at the wrong times, they blurt out the answer before the question is completed, and they have trouble waiting their turn.  What's going on?  Is there something
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