Tag Archive for behavior

First Bite

FirstBite1

I got the call.  The call you are geared up for that first day your child is in school, and then you kinda forget about it.  “Hi, this is the administrator at your son’s school.  He’s OK, but…” I don’t know if I was more worried my son was hurt, or had done something terrible. …

Love and Discipline

BigGuyEyes

Have you ever heard of the Five Love Languages?  There is a series of great books by Dr. Gary D. Chapman that talk about the different love languages and how to integrate them into different relationships. A love language is a way of communicating (expressing or receiving) love, and everyone has a primary love language…

Top Behavior Strategies

EatingAtDoctor

With a four-year-old and a two-year-old, and not enough time to spread across my three children, along with dishes and laundry (Oh, how I despise them!  The chores, not the children!), behavior is always a challenge. I often have those days where we have back to back appointments from 8:00am to 5:00pm, which means the…

Expect Joy

MiddleTowel

My son’s diagnosis brought a dark cloud, which seemed to suck the joy out of life.  I selfishly mourned the dreams I had for my children and our family.  I panicked with the loss of control I had over his behavior and our schedule.  His behavior, which to others seems normal for a two-year-old, was…

Baby-Carrying

BigGuyBaby

I’ve heard a few stories about young children picking up their baby siblings without their mother’s permission, and the mothers trying to retrieve the baby without the older child getting worked up and dropping the baby.  I honestly figured if that happened to us, it would be the least of our troubles. I’ve been expecting…