Parenting An online gallery that focuses on highly collectable and one-of-a-kind articles by renowned writers and authors. We offer serious parents and families the opportunity to acquire unique knowledge for parenting. The site contains articles about pregnancy, parenting and many problems which parents generally face.
KiddSmart.com Unique Educational Materials At KiddSmart.com we develop unique educational materials for teachers and parents, to help children's social and emotional development. All materials are designed by teachers, psychologists, and counselors.
Allkids An indepth directory to your child's development.
Autism Very comprehensive information on Autism from the @health.com website.
Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorders This document provides an extraordinarily thoughtful and balanced presentation of the critical issues in assessment and intervention for this group of children. There is no doubt in my mind that readers will find the Guideline to be a valuable resource, as it will allow numerous individuals with different levels of expertise to gain a firm understanding and make highly informed decisions with respect to assessment and intervention for young children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders.
Behavior Advisor This site offers THOUSANDS of tips on managing student behavior, and provides step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions.
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT-Classroom Summary: In the classroom.Studying the principles of child development and discipline helps give us ideas, but applying them in the classroom requires practice. The following information is designed to help you decide the best approach to use with each child in your group.
Behavior Problems Specific Resources for children with behavior problems. Help for families and links.
Behavior Problems? In this section, we will look at the issue of behavior problems from the perspective of behavior and considering whether to intervene and how to go about determining what kind of intervention may be helpful. In a separate section, we will consider the child's rights if there is a behavior or disciplinary dispute with the school.
Boot Camps for Troubled Kids One might not see it in his baby-blue eyes. Even his chubby cheeks, which have never felt the scrape of a razor, offer no hint of it, but 14-year-old Matthew is a hard-core criminal.
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies You will find information about a number of different resources, from autism to behavioral safety, where behavior analysis has made a positive difference in the lives of people: improving education and helping to promote positive parenting.
CBI Consultants CBI Consultants is a private organization comprised of a group of professionals who specialize in a range of behavioural, communication, and instructional supports to individuals and their families. The professionals at CBI Consultants have extensive experience and education in the fields of Psychology, Education, Rehabilitation, and Recreation.
DID Causes How does someone get DID/MPD? When a child is faced with a traumatic and severe event and there is not a means of physical escape, the child may resort within himself and separate himself from the situation in his head.
Distressed Infants Support Association The Distressed Infants Support Association of Victoria (DISA of Vic) Inc, evolved from a need of families who had infants that were distressed for prolonged periods of time.
Early Childhood Behavior As Indicators for Later Substance Abuse. Summary:By the first grade, or earlier, children show temperament and behavior traits that are powerful indicators of their inclination to use and abuse drugs in their teenage and adult years. Researchers have identified not only common childhood risk factors and behaviors that predict drug abuse potential but also protective factors that shield some children from influences to use drugs.
Easing The Teasing Easy the Teasing parents and teachers tips on how they can be instrumental in teaching children simple strategies to use when they are teased.
Five Tips to Guiding Children's Behavior Differing temperaments, personalities, needs, growth patterns, home environment, and family settings affect children's lives. The following five points should be part of your general plan to guide children's behavior.
Functional Behavior Assessment-OSEP FACT SHEET Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is an integral component of designing effective behavior support plans. FBA is a systematic process for describing problem behavior, and identifying the environmental factors and surrounding events associated with problem behavior. This information is used to identify and teach more appropriate replacement behaviors and to develop an effective plan for reducing the frequency or severity of the problem behavior.
good news ministries Good News is a special place where Christian parents can access resources in training and raising of their children and youth
GOOD TIMES WITH INFANTS Taking care of someone's baby is an important job. If you know about infants, you will know how to take care of them. You also will be more prepared to do your best work. You will know what the baby needs when he or she cries, and you will know what new changes to look for the next time you are asked to be a caregiver.
Guiding the Behavior of Young Children Guiding the behavior of young children involves establishing mutual respect and expecting cooperation. Effective discipline is positive and child focused. It encourages self-control and appropriate behavior. Through effective discipline, children can learn to make positive choices, learn problem-solving skills, and learn values of respect and responsibility.
Hand in Hand Parenting Hand in Hand (formerly Parents Leadership Institute) helps parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children. We also encourage parents to build close connections with other parents, so they are able to learn and share with others, and work together to build a healthier community.
Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior If proper attitudes and behavior are not learned early, problems can mushroom with even worse consequences when children are older. As crime has increased, teen-age offenders have shown less and less feeling for their victims.
Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis IABA is dedicated to the advancement of positive practices in the field of challenging behavior. We sincerely hope that this site will assist you in your endeavor to provide nonaversive, person-centered services to support people with challenging behavior.
Kids Philosophy Slam The Kids Philosophy Slam is a philosophy contest designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialog between kids and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life.
Lampkin Fussy Baby The Lampkin Fussy Baby Help Page - Another parent who has found that babies get "fussy" when they are under-stimulated, and has created a slide show and poster of high contrast graphics for frustrated parents to download.
Mania T. was up all night, and her mother was surprised to find that she didn't seem tired when it was time to go to school the next morning. Not only wasn't she exhausted, but T. seemed to have unusual energy, be quite exuberant, and was talking excitedly and rapidly. Over the next few days, T. seemed to really be "racing," and claimed that she didn't need any sleep because she felt fine -- in fact, she felt great. By the end of the week, T.'s mother was getting increasingly concerned.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder A pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least six months during which four or more of the traits on this page are presents.
Professional Crisis Management Professional Crisis Management (PCM) was developed for use by educators and human service providers who are serious about the management of aggressive, disruptive and self-injurious behaviors. PCM, a Behavioral Approach to Crisis Management, includes Crisis Prevention, Crisis De-escalation, Crisis Intervention, and Post-Crisis Intervention components.
Raising Healthy Daughters Fathers have great influence over the development of their children. Their influence is as strong as, though different from, the mother's influence. Being an absent father affects the children as much as being an involved father, only in different ways.
Research unearths new treatments for autism Although still limited, the prospects for a child diagnosed with autism today are far better than for a child born several decades ago, according to experts in the field. Several comprehensive behavioral treatment programs show promise in helping children with autism learn the skills they need to develop and interact with the world. And many new approaches are being designed and tested. Some are focused on reshaping a child's learning environment. Others seek to match treatment to a child's individual needs.
Self-Injurious Behavior There are two major sets of theories on why people engage in self-injury-- physiological and social. Some of the physiological theories (and suggested treatments) are outlined here by Dr. Stephen Edelson.
Smart Love The Compassionate Alternative to Discipline That Will Make You a Better Parent and Your Child a Better Person.
Special Families Guide Children with special needs can be endearing, lovable, and extremely challenging. On this site, psychologist, author, and parent Robert Naseef, Ph.D., shares his insights and experiences on family life. Autism, developmental and learning disorders, cerebral palsy, special healthcare needs, etc. are discussed--focusing on the special needs of families and emphasizing the role of fathers.
Stealing Stealing is often more of an embarrassment to parents than an indication that a child is bad. If shoplifting and minor thievery occur with any regularity, ask yourself a few questions.
The Child Who is a Liar Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school who is a liar. How does this effect others and what can be done about this behavior.
The Explosive Child-Dr. Ross Greene on Oprah Dr. Ross Greene is a child psychologist who specializes in treating explosive children. Dr. Greene says these children have trouble thinking their way through their frustrations and therefore act out their frustrations by hitting, screaming and hurting themselves.How is it a disorder and not acting up?
Time Out for Families Online parent-to-parent support, including message boards and chat, for families whose children have special mental health needs and behavioral issues.
Treatment Tips: A Brief Overview of Common Problems and Fixes Written by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, Oregon-When I speak to parents and professionals on treating behavioral problems, I typically say up front that there are no easy and quick fixes to reduce or eliminate severe behavioral problems, which include: self-injury, aggressiveness, severe tantrums and destructiveness. There may be, however, a few fixes that may not require an incredible amount of time and effort to implement. I have listed several suggestions .
Trichotillomania Trichotillomania is stereotyped recurrent pulling of hair. The sites of hair pulling include scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, axillary, body, or pubic. Hair pulling tends to occur in episodes, exacerbated by stress, or conversely sometimes worsened by relaxation (e.g., when reading a book or watching television).
Understanding Behavior Teachers, parents, and caregivers all struggle with some behaviors and actions of the children in our care. Wouldn't it be nice to have a magic formula--a specific bit of advice or strategy to work in all situations.
Understanding Behavior Through Social-Emotional Development One helpful way to understand the behavior of autistic individuals is to consider their social-emotional age. Specifically, one should ask: How do individuals with autism act in social and emotional situations? and At what age level are these behaviors consistent?