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Helping Toddlers Regulate Emotions

RULER can be used as a framework to support children’s emotions throughout the day. In this clip, a teacher helps a toddler regulate her emotions when she is feels nervous about having visitors in the classroom.


What Are The Three Main Parenting Styles?

There are a lot of parenting styles. But what are the 3 main parenting styles you need to be aware of?

1) Stage 1 is the least mature stage. 1:30] Kids are usually selfish, manipulative, getting out of control. The parenting style required for this stage is ‘Consequence’. Since there’s no cooperation from children, you have to pick a kind of consequence that doesn’t require cooperation at all.

2) Stage 2 is about cooperation 3:49]. Kids are already cooperating with you. Now, you’re willing to negotiate. “Let’s work together” is a hallmark of Stage 2. Now you choose a kind of consequence that requires cooperation. You can make them write an essay about a rule he broke, who is hurt by it and what’s his commitment looking forward. Now, you communicate with them. So this parenting style is called, “Communicator.”

3) Stage 3 is called the “Consultant”. 6:53] This happens when your kids are older and ask for your advice.

When kids shift from different stages, you also get to shift along with them with your parenting style.

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Webinar: Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids: What Parents Need to Know

NIMH’s Dr. Erin Berman discusses anxiety in children and youth.

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Can She Brush Her Own Teeth? – Down Syndrome Questions & Answers || Parenting Down Syndrome

Can She Brush Her Own Teeth? – Down Syndrome Questions & Answers || Parenting Down Syndrome One of the Questions Asked by one of my viewers was: …


Parenting Strategies: Understanding Temperament (part 1 of 2)

Understanding your child’s make-up is so important to building a cooperative relationship. Temperament is made of up 9 key characteristic traits, and your kids are born with them. They don’t change. This is who they are. In this video, we look at those each of these 9 traits one by one, learning to understand how your kids ticks. Choosing strategies based off of temperament styles give you the best chances for success!


Chore Charts, Reward Systems, Helping Kids Form Good Habits and Routines – Parenting Tips

This video is full of ideas of different systems you can use to motivate your kids and toddlers to get chores done, do homework or school, form new habits or get AM and PM routines established.


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Proximity / Brownies & Lemonade Present: Digital Mirage. A 3 day long livestream hosting some of your favorite acts in electronic music all to benefit those in need. We partnered with Sweet Relief to raise money and awareness for anyone in the music industry struggling to make ends meet amid COVID-19 related issues. Hope you enjoy the stream and please donate if you can!


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quotes for no excuses

20 Motivational Quotes to Avoid Making Excuses

quotes for no excuses

Making an excuse is one of the leading factors which prevent you from achieving your goal. Everyone makes excuses at some point in their life. However, there are times when the reason is justified, but most of the time, we make excuses just because we are lazy, afraid, or we don’t care much about the things we need to do. Excuses confine us to our present situation and hold us back from moving forward in life. We need to find a way to get rid of this habit if we desire to go where we want to be. These excuses quotes can be a great way to help you become more focused and driven and not make any more excuses.

If you keep making excuses, you will sabotage your entire life goals and dreams. Be someone who takes action and not someone who makes excuses if you want to make your dreams a reality. Excuses will never make your dreams come true.

20 Quotes to Stop Making Excuses

1. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” – John Wooden

2. “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” – Rudyard Kipling

3. “Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” – Zig Ziglar

4. “Don’t make excuses and Don’t talk about it. Do it.” – Melvyn Douglas

5. “If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.” – Bruce Nauman

6. “You can have results or excuses. Not both.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

7. “You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose.” – Brian Tracy

8. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Unknown

9. “Excuses, are nothing more, than a reason to fail.” – Mac Mcgovern

10. “Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.” – Unknown

11. “Excuses are useless. Results are priceless.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

12. “Excuses will always be there for you, opportunity won’t.” – Unknown

13. “Most people who haven’t reached their potential have a long list of excuses for why they haven’t.” – Jason Harvey

14. “People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.” – Laura Schlessinger

15. “I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.” – James Cash Penney

16. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

17. “Excuses are for people who don’t want it bad enough.” – Unknown

18. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” – Jim Rohn

19. “Be stronger than your excuses.” – Unknown

20. “An excuse is nothing more than a self-imposed roadblock.” – C.C. Chapman

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intrinsic motivation

“Pop” Behaviorism, Intrinsic Motivation, & Trauma

Stop the madness!


Token economies, level systems, behavioral management plans, IEPs, Positive Behavioral Support, RTI, light systems, and the list goes on and on.

It seems like everywhere you look in the helping, parenting, criminal justice, or educational world you see systems of rewards and punishments designed to control and change behavior.

Unfortunately, many of these are designed by people without much understanding of behavioral science or neurobiology and often result in unintended consequences that do more harm than good.

In this episode, Matt and Curt examine the cost of many of these popular approaches, how they fail those with unresolved trauma, and how we can help those we serve to find their own internal motivation.

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