Resources

Praise: Encouraging Positive Behaviors

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

When most parents think of discipline, they think of punishment. But good discipline is really guidance, and that often involves using praise. Children learn what they are like from other people. The ways parents respond to children influence how ...

orc_praise_positive_behavior_pdf.pdf

Adjusting to Childcare

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Adjusting to Child Care What you can do to make the adjustment go a little smoother.  Placing your child in child care can be a difficult adjustment for you and for your child. You will probably be concerned about leaving your child. Th...

Baby Sleep: What You Should Know About Infant Sleep Patterns

Category:  Parenting

Baby Sleep  What you should know about infant sleep patterns When it comes to sleeping, each baby is different. It’s common for babies to sleep about 15 or 16 hours a day. But some sleep as few as 12 hours and others sleep as long at 19 hours a...

Handling Stress of Parenting

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

All Ages Handling Stress Don't let stress get the best of you Few jobs are as stressful as parenting. Stress is built into family life. The demands of parenting, jobs, and your personal needs are often at odds. Change, which all families experien...

Grief: Helping Your Child Cope with Death

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-6 Grief:  Helping your child cope with death  It is normal for children to feel grief when someone close to them dies. It is also normal for young children to think the person is really still alive, especially during the first several week...

Rules and Limits

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Rules and Limits "Laying down the law" with your children Rules and limits for children are important. But sometimes it is hard for children of any age to know what the rules are. Children, in general, thrive in an orderly world with a f...

Separation Anxiety: When Your Child Does Not Want To Leave You

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Birth- 2 Years Separation Anxiety When your child doesn't want you to leave you Separation anxiety is the fear that anyone, young or old, can have when they are separated from something familiar. With children, this usually means being afraid to b...

Spanking: Why Your Should Try Other Ways To Discipline Your Child

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Spanking Why you should try other ways to discipline your child Were you spanked when you were a child? Many of today’s parents would answer, “yes.” Spanking is very common way that parents try to discourage unacceptable behavior. ...

Television and Screen Time: How to Encourage Good Viewing Habits

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Television How to encourage good viewing habits Television and other Social Media is a powerful influence on a child. Young children tend to believe what they see. They cannot always tell what is real and what is make believe. American ...

Time Out: An Alternative Discipline

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Time Out  A way to discipline without spanking All children need rules, limits, and education about what is right or expected. The way you discipline your child is important. Discipline has three parts: Setting up a positive home envir...

Toilet Training: Helping Your Child Move Out of Diapers

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Toilet Training Helping your child move out of diapers Don’t expect toilet training to be a snap. There is more to it than sitting your child on the toilet and expecting him or her “to go.” Most children don’t learn to use the to...

TV & Movie Violence

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-6 TV & Movie Violence Why watching it is harmful to children Watching violence in movies and on television is potentially harmful to your child. As early as the 1960s, studies reported that watching violence can make children more aggr...

What to Do About Hitting, Biting, and Other Aggressive Behavior

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4   What to do about hitting, biting & other aggressive behavior   It is not uncommon for young children to sometimes bite, hit, and scratch. Children who have not yet learned other ways to express their emotions may behave that way ...

aggression_pdf_orc.pdf

Anger: Helping Children Deal with the Anger They Feel

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Ages 2-4 Anger Helping children deal with the anger they feel Young children get angry. They may get red-faced, scream, cry, stomp, hit, kick, and even break things when they do.  Everyone gets angry once in awhile. It’s a natural and normal e...

anger_pdf_orc.pdf

Bedtime Struggles

Category:  Parenting

Ages 2-4 Bedtime Struggles  What to do when your child has trouble going to bed Most young children have times when they don’t want to go to bed or don’t want to stay in bed. There are many reasons why. Sometimes it’s hard for children to ...

bedtime_struggles_pdf_orc.pdf

Children's Fears

Category:  Parenting

Ages 4-6 Children's Fears  How you can help A dark room, a monster in the closet, flushing water. The world can be a scary place for a child.  Children are fearful of many things.  Two-year-olds are often afraid of the toilet, especially the ...

childrens_fears_orc_pdf.pdf

Crying and How You Can Cope

Category:  Parenting

Birth -2 Years Crying and How You Can Cope Crying can be upsetting to a parent. But there are some things you can do to help yourself cope.  All babies cry. It’s their way of telling us something is wrong. Sometimes they don’t feel well. So...

crying_pdf_orc.pdf

Following Directions

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Ages 2-4 Following Directions Getting your child to comply Getting small children to do what you want them to do is not always easy. They may ignore you, or, if they’re old enough, simply say, “no.” Sometimes, they may say they will do what ...

When Your Child is Lying

Category:  Parenting

Ages 4-6 When Your Child is Lying:  What to do when you hear,  'I didn't do it,'  and you know your child did “I didn’t do it.” Your child has probably told you that more than once. It may be the truth. But often, it is not. Is your ...

Nightmares in Young Children

Category:  Parenting

Ages 4-6 Nightmares What to do about those scary dreams Nightmares can be very real to a child. And almost all children have them. Children usually begin having nightmares around age 3. But they have most of their nightmares between the ages of 4...

Rough Play

Category:  Parenting

Ages 4-6 Rough Play What to do when play gets out of control Children, especially those of preschool age, are very active. Sometimes their play can get rough. Rough play might include pretending to fight and to wrestle. Although this type of play...

Temper Tantrums - How to Deal with Them

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Ages 2-4 Temper Tantrums How to deal with them  Does your child have temper tantrums? Many do between the ages of 18 and 36 months. Children may get angry when they can’t have something or can’t do something they want, like go out to play. ...

Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use: How to Deal with this Common Habit

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Birth- 2 Years  Thumbsucking & Pacifiers  How to deal with this common habit  Sucking on a thumb, finger, or a pacifier is something many infants do. Almost all infants try to suck on something other than the breast or the nipple of a bottl...

Toilet Accidents

Category:  Parenting

Ages 2-4 Toilet Accidents How you can help As the old saying goes, accidents can happen. And toilet accidents are common among children, even after they have learned to use the toilet. These accidents don’t happen because a child is “bad” o...

Parenting Minor Misbehavior

Category:  Parenting
Subcategory: Positive Behavior Support

Children misbehave in many ways. Sometimes the problem behavior is serious, such as hitting. Sometimes the behavior may only be annoying to others. Either way, children need to be taught the proper way to behave. Discipline means education. There ar...

minor_misbehavior_pdf_orc-1.pdf