Friday, April 7, 2017

Behavior at Home: Improving Family Life

How to get help for your child.Having trouble getting what your child needs? This reader-friendly site offers communication tips to use when seeking help. You’ll learn techniques for keeping things in perspective, focusing on the problem at hand, and what info you should be prepared to provide when you are asking for help. Plus, you can print out a handy checklist to help keep track of the information you gather.
How to get help for yourself.The link above will lead you to a group of parents who are raising challenging children. They invite you in and offer their site as a “soft place to land for the battle-weary parent.”
Fact sheets! Get your fact sheets here!This site is a fact sheet treasure chest. You’ll find information on an wide range of topics such as anxiety disorders, bullying, ADHD, and autism.
Mental health fact sheets.This web site has dozens of fact sheets on various issues, including ADHD, depression, conduct disorders, oppositional defiance disorder, and violent behavior. These up-to-date, well-written pubs are available in English, español, Deutsch, Français, Polish, and Icelandic.
Learn what really works.This web page links to 12 different research-based publications on various topics, including promoting resilience in children, encouraging good behavior, and how to get your children involved in addressing their own challenging behaviors.
About temperament and its effect on behavior.Let Great Schools introduce you to nine temperament traits: activity level, sensitivity, regularity, approach/withdrawal, adaptability, mood, intensity, persistence, and distractibility. Find out to pinpoint your child’s traits and how they can affect behavior.
Working with your child’s temperament.Get ideas on helping children in ways that match their natural tendencies. This site offers suggestions for managing extreme behaviors. Click on the link to the Parent to Parent message board to read tips from other parents.

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