The sound of rain and the smell of hot cocoa means Santa is warming up and your kiddos are acting extra nice! It also means your “calls to Santa” threats are more effective than ever, and you are already counting down the days for Christmas Break to be over!
Along comes Base Kids with a few parenting tips to enjoying your quality time with the kiddos this holiday. They will be posted throughout the week, spelling out our favorite Christmas hero: SANTA!
Even though there are plenty of those back to school tips to go around, in an attempt to fit in the crowd, we selected the most applicable child friendly strategies to ease a not-so-easy transition. (more…)
By definition in the realm of therapy, the word pairing means: “the process of building or maintaining rapport with a child”
It is always the first & most important step therapists take, even before assessment. Pairing is also continuously used throughout all sessions. When it comes to parenting, this process can also be beneficial for parents to get through the less preferred parts of the day.
The Token Economy (TE) is a plan for giving positive reinforcement (ie happy things that make you do more of the things) to a child or children by giving them tokens for completing tasks or behaving in desired pre-negotiated ways. After a number of tokens has been collected, they are exchanged for a desirable item, activity or privilege of choice.
WHY WE STILL CAN’T ACCEPT AUTISM: YES, THERE’S A REASON.
It’s 2017, the 21st Century, the 1st century of the 3rd millennium, and we’re still struggling for Autism Acceptance. We have some to accept EVERYTHING and we’re so fond of ourselves, but Autism is still in the shadows. In the words of a true Lebanese, “walaw?”.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness –George Santayana
Starting at the BASE, the best way to void stress is to anticipate it!
If you know what’s coming up, like a boring lunch where your child resorts to banging forks with knives for fun, plan ahead and bring along some fun tabletop activities. If it’s traffic time and your child begins all sorts of complaints in the car, bring along some of his/her favourite music to ease the ride. Whatever the case is, think ahead and be ready to decrease the stress factor. (more…)
Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child can have are parents who get down on the floor and plays with them.”
– Brue Perry
Saying the N word to a child is extremely similar to holding a flame to a fire alarm. We know it won’t go easy so sometime we avoid saying it, risking “spoiling” the child, and other times we say it and RUUUUN!
We’ve all been there. Even adults have been hit by the i-storm, but who cares about adults; they can take care of themselves. We care about the future generation, the children of the technological era.
The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways. –Russel Barkley
When we love our children, it can be difficult to effectively deal with their most challenging behaviors.
For most parents, a child’s tantrum can be anything from heart wrenching to utterly exhausting. We’ve all been there. Standing in a grocery store, with a child who won’t stop crying, yelling, stomping. It’s stressful and leads parents to engage in a whole host of less effective behaviors.
This week, we’ll dig deep into this common issue, and see it in a different lens: the Language Lens.