Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Ed.D and Lynn Jessen MA
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- When your child yells at you: Expecting and Coaching respectful behavior
- 5 Tips to Stop the 'Strike out Tantrums:' Hitting, Biting, Kicking and Name-calling
- Ten Steps to a Peaceful Bedtime for Your Spirited Child
- Why is my child suddenly clingy?
- Learn To Be An Emotion Coach
Category: Emotion Coaching
Spirited children often favor their pacifier longer than their low-key peers.More info
Perhaps it was the foot stomp punctuating the shrill rebuttal to your simple question that caught your attention today. Lately, it seems “normal” has been your child shrieking at you every time you ask her to do anything. How did this happen?More info
Oscar was howling when I entered the room. His younger brother Evan shot a glance at me, then lowered his eyes, turned his head and body from me, all while maintaining a death grip on the iPad in his arms.More info
Ever wonder why when one child is upset, if you offer a hug, she melts into your arms but another pushes you away?More info
- You are not helpless.
- You really do make a difference.
- Your response to your child can either escalate or deescalate the situation.
The dreaded proclamations erupt in the kitchen. Yet on this day, when your friend hears them, she calmly walks over to her four-year-old twins, bends down, places one hand on the iPad and the other on one’s shoulder as she replies. “Jacob, you had the iPad and then you decided to play with your Legos.More info
When we start thinking about children’s behavior the actions that we see are what we call the “fire.” Behind every “fire” or behavior there is a fuel source or a reason. In order to extinguish the “fire” behavior we have to be certain we are addressing the right fuel source, specifically what the child is feeling or needing.More info