Don’t Ask an Angry Kid to “Use Your Words”

Date: February 20th, 2022

We’re always coaching kids to “Use your words,” but is that a good idea when they’re angry and upset? I’d rather validate the feeling and get them to take a minute.

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3 Ways to Reduce a Kid’s Stress

Date: February 6th, 2022

When kids don’t know how to handle their stress, it causes behaviors. If we help them to reduce their stress, it will end up reducing behaviors as well!

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4 Reasons Kids Get Angry

Date: August 22nd, 2021

Understanding why a kid is angry can help us manage and change related behaviors!

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A Different Response to RUDE %#$@!!!

Date: July 25th, 2021

It’s very hard not to be indignant when a kid is rude to us. But is that the best response? Here’s what I do instead.

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Covid-19: Time Outs at Home and School

Date: October 10th, 2020

Here are my tips for having a ‘vacation station’ for remote learning that can be transitioned back to an in-person Covid-19 environment.

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Teaching the Harder Emotions

Date: September 26th, 2020

Here is my favorite way to teach kids how to deal with their harder emotions.

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In Control or Outta Control?

Date: April 29th, 2020

There is a DIFFERENCE between difficult IN-CONTROL behavior and difficult OUT-OF-CONTROL behavior. I respond differently to each one!

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Strong Feelings in the Classroom?

Date: April 8th, 2020

We all have kids in our classrooms who deal with STRONG feelings! How do we help them?

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Why Is This Student So Angry?

Date: March 14th, 2020

WHY is a student ANGRY? And WHAT do I do?

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Behavior: I’m Gonna Get in Trouble If I Do That!

Date: March 11th, 2020

When a kid sees an opportunity to misbehave, do they stop and think about it?

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