Message from Terry Weksel, your P.A.W.S. School Psychologist
This morning, I found in my inbox a video about how relationship building with children and parenting/behavior management are connected. Three important points are covered: 1) the importance of child-directed play; 2) labeled praise; and 3) active ignoring. Here is the link:
The first seven and a half minutes provide the strategies for Child Directed Play.
The next two minutes explains “labeled praise.”
The final six minutes cover the topic of active ignoring, a very useful strategy to avoid inadvertently reinforcing unexpected behavior.
If you can practice the Child Directed Play ideas first, the other two strategies build nicely onto them! I hope you’ll find this useful.
Stay well, everyone. Miss you all.
P.A.W.S. Early Childhood School Psychologist
Wellesley, MA 02481