misbehavior

Scary or Spooky Behavior? – Parents Article

Scary or Spooky Behavior? As parents and people who work with children, we bear witness to a broad range of behaviors. From sweet to sour and everything in between. Truth is, we see the same range of behaviors in adults! If you’ve been around people long enough, you know exactly what I mean.  No Judgment Rather than viewing tantrums, screaming matches, whining and teeth-gnashing episodes as behavior problems and character flaws, what if instead, we looked at them as the…

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How Foster Parents Unknowingly Cause Anger Outbursts – Foster Parents Article

Parenting an angry foster child can be frustrating, confusing, and sometimes quite overwhelming. Even the smallest things can cause an angry outburst. My foster child was struggling to open the half-gallon of milk.  But pulling the tab was a bit too complicated for her small hands. As I noticed her frustration building, I came over to help but then I saw RED all over the container! “Oh no, sweetheart! Let me help you. You’re pulling that wrong! Is that BLOOD??!?”…

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Can I Really Help My Adopted Child? Or Are Genes More Important Than Environment? – Foster Parents Article

We have all heard that “know it all” parent say under their breath, “If that were my child they wouldn’t act like that.” You may hear it at the park, at school functions, and even at church. Every day, parents of children with behavior problems, may ask themselves, “Am I the right parent for this child? If my child were being raised in a different home, would their behavior be different?” As an adoptive parent, I must admit that I…

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A Mindful Parenting Moment for Challenging Times – Parents Article

Mindful Parenting Moments for Challenging Times Challenging times. We all have them. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. I know this as truth from the sheer fact that we are all human. No exceptions. Period. So, since we’re all going to have rough patches, we might as well find something we can do to lessen their length, as well as their impact upon us. Two Minutes to Calm Here’s a two minute video excerpted from The Joyful Parent 4-week Online Course.…

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