Friday, October 26, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
- Decide when you are going to start (I think weekends are best)
- 1 to 2 weeks before start talking with your child about it, prepare them
- Do not let your emotions get in the way, stick to the plan
- Each and every time he/she drinks from a cup praise them, make a big deal out of it!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Rather than putting your child on time out every time you witness bad behavior, reward them each and every time they are doing good. Ex: little rewards like a coin and every time they reach $2 take them for ice cram on Friday or something similar
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A childs mind is like a sponge. Think about this each time you expose your child to anything, ask yourself is this something I want them to remember, retain or learn from. If it's something negative that you had no control over use it as a teaching tool. " Mommy doesn't like that, that was not okay....." Then explain why it was not okay.
Remember.... When your grocery shopping or shopping in general, make sure all your childs needs are met before putting them in a cart for a long period of time. Talk to them while they're sitting/laying there, take advantage of your surroundings. Explain to them what your looking at (describe colors, shapes) make this experience a good one. Set a tone, try not to be in a big rush and neglect their needs. If they are put first then they will be on their best behavior. If your child is sick, sleepy or hungry then this is not the place for them.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Listen to what your child is telling you. When you have an infant their only way of communicating is through crying. Please DO NOT think they are going to be spoiled children by tending to them right away when they cry. This is the only form of communication that they know. They are learning to trust and building relationships, be there for them.
Labeling the designated spots where certain toys go is a great idea too!