The Blessing of Raising a Difficult Child- When your child is difficult, life can be hard and complicated.  But there is beauty among the struggle if you choose to see the silver lining.

The Blessing of Raising a Difficult Child

The Blessing of Raising a Difficult Child- When your child is difficult, life can be hard and complicated. But there is beauty among the struggle if you choose to see the silver lining.

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.

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.

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 Behaviors

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. How to use consequences to help kids change their behavior, rather than consequences for punishment.

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.

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

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

9 simple but effective tips to teach you how to deal with a difficult child, avoid power struggles and raise happy, independent, and respectful kids!

Looking for calming strategies for kids? We’ve got 21+ ideas to help children with anger management issues as a result of autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other special needs. Perfect for parents and teachers alike, these activities will help your child with self-regulation when an autism meltdown threatens to erupt. Keep these tools at home, in the classroom, and in the car so you’re always prepared and remember: while it may be difficult to learn how to deal with autism, you WILL find your way.

How to deal with autism: 21+ tools to calm an autistic meltdown

Looking for calming strategies for kids? We’ve got ideas to help children with anger management issues as a result of autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other special needs. Perfect for parents and teachers alike, these activities will help your child with se

A Holiday Stress Management Guide for Parents of Difficult Children

“My Eight-Step Plan for a Holly Jolly Holiday”

When your child has behavior challenges, you need strategies in hand to handle the holiday break from school.

All children need to jump, bounce and skip and hop,  and it isn’t very difficult to encourage them to do so! But when kids move to music, they are getting so much more than just exercise. They are developing their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, concentration and cognitive abilities. By …

10 Best Songs for Gross Motor Movement

When kids move to music, they are getting so much more than just exercise. They are developing their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, concentration and cognitive abilities.

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

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