Time-Out is for Toys

In my child psychology class in college, I was taught the value of time-outs for children.  It was supposed to teach the child control and discipline, resulting in a well-behaved child. But they never seemed to deliver the promised results. Until I stumbled upon a new way to use time-outs.

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Give them Scissors!

Scissors teach wonderful skills, build the brain and body connection, and prepare kids for real-life problems. Too many parents have told me they were afraid to give their child scissors. Kids need those skills and too many today lack good fine motor skills.

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Childhood Passions are Overrated

I’m tired of hearing parents talk about how they want their child to find their “passion in life.” They say this as though this one miraculous interest would save them from a lifetime of challenges. I don’t want my child to find a single driving passion in their young lives. I want them to find a passion for life.

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When Therapy Fails

There are two main reasons why therapy fails for most children. Both are things that can be addressed and corrected. Just because therapy is failing, doesn’t mean it is time to give up on it.

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