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How to Win a Child’s Desire to Co-operate

In almost every workshop I do, whether with parents, childcare providers or teachers, the desire is expressed for the children in their life to cooperate. However, when adults refer to wanting children to cooperate, they often mean that they want the child to be compliant.  But the meanings of cooperation and compliance are quite different. …

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What’s all the buzz about Self Regulation?

It all began with a marshmallow.  Yes, a marshmallow. In the following video, hear Dr. Stuart Shanker explain the crucial role self-regulation plays in a child’s present and future success and how a marshmallow was involved in the discovery of this important information! Dr. Shanker will be speaking on the subject of self-regulation at the …

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Helping Children Develop a Strong Locus of Control (Encouraging Children to More Positive Behaviour – Step 6)

Between the ages of 1 and 3, children start their journey towards independence and personal power.  This is a normal and healthy stage in their development. While children require a great deal of guidance, it’s important to respect and support this increasing need for independence and personal power.  When children are supported in these areas …

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Practice “Power With” Kids! Encouraging Kids to More Positive Behaviour – Step 4

Practicing power “with” children vs. power “over” children can be more of a shift in thinking for adults than actually giving up punishment.  We often think it is more about what we do “to” children to make them change their ways (the power over thing again)! To recap Steps 1 – 3 (in “Encouraging Children …

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Encouraging Children to More Positive Behavior – Step 3.

  The most effective way to influence behaviour is through encouragement.  To clarify, however, encouragement is not about being permissive or letting children “get away” with things. Sometimes encouragement has to come in the form of being firm with children.  Children need structure and they need limits. Without them, they flounder. One of the foundational …

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