A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. The Atlantic interviews Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center who believes parents should positively reinforce the behavior they do want to see until the negative behavior eventually goes away. Check out the The Atlantic article, “No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems” to read more about his methods.
In addition to weekly Wednesday sessions Child & Family Connections has added weekly Saturday sessions to their Parent Support Group for parents with a mental illness. Please help them to spread the word about this Free Nationwide Parent Support Group.
No registration required. Call at start of group (toll free 1-888-601-3515) or participate online at https://www.uberconference.com/childandfamily
NYU Langone’s Child Study Center hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health.
The next one scheduled on January 7, 2016 is “Parenting Day to Night”. Parenting is more than a full-time job—especially for kids with ADHD. This workshop presents practical advice for getting through the day—from morning routine to bedtime—with less stress and resistance.
To register for this workshop and to view their schedule of upcoming workshops see:
Check out this PSA clip on ACEsConnection: http://www.acesconnection.com/clip/children-see-children-learn produced by a Canadian organization. Read more at: http://www.childrenseechildrenlearn.ca
Check out the Center on the Developing Child’s multimedia game: Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game
In this game, you learn how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges. Negative events can occur at any time, and it’s your job to choose positive events to counteract these negatives.
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University was established in 2006. Their mission is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
The “Building Family Bonds Workshop” sponsored by Child and Family Connections, Inc. takes place on Wednesday, October 14th. For more information, visit their website: http://www.childfamilyconnections.org
According to the report an estimated 17.1 million US children and adolescents now have, or have had in the past, a diagnosable psychiatric disorder and two thirds of children with a mental illness do not get treatment. You can view additional statistics and the full report on the Child Mind Institute website.
You also might want to take a look at their additional resources including a “Parents Guide to Getting Good Care“.
“Life in a Special-Needs World” Exclusive Report Explores Health and Happiness of Children of All Abilities NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Parents magazine today revealed exclusive results from a study of moms of children with special needs…