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Talking to Children in Ways that Invite Cooperation

We’ve always heard that how we say something is more important than what we say.  Now we know why.  It’s because of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons allow us to tune in to the movements and feelings of others and are often referred to as “monkey see, monkey do” neurons.  They read someone else’s intention as …

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Problem solving as a “POWER WITH” tool (Encouraging Kids to More Positive Behaviour – Step 5)

“When provided the opportunity to problem solve, children often come up with some of the same solutions that they would ignore if they were offered by adults in the form of lectures!” It’s amazing what great problem solvers children can be and how much more cooperative they become when they are actually involved in the …

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Are the Kids in Your Life Misbehaving? Encouraging Kids to More Positive Behavior – Step 2

Are you trying to control children with punishment? If you read my last post, you’ll have read about how trying to control kid’s behaviour through punishment is an illusion.  But if we give up punishment what do we do? If you’re experiencing  challenging behaviour from the children in your life, encouragement is the most effective …

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