Kid Karma

“Whoa! What do you do when a person is out of control? I mean, really?” Yes, these were the opening sentences posed to me by one of my children this week, kicking off a fun discussion. As not to misrepresent…

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Reaction or Response?

Ever get mad at individuals for the poor choices they make? Get frustrated because they should know better? Just because a person knows what to do does not mean he or she is able to do it in stressful situations.…

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Spring Fever

If you haven't discovered it yet, the behavior strategies you use with your children and students work with adults, as well. Behavior is behavior, and whether you are five or fifty-five, I believe all individuals do the best they are…

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No Comment

Hold that thought. Three simple words; one underutilized strategy. So often, in an attempt to make things better, I make things worse by talking. I come by it naturally. My mother once told me, "Dan, God wouldn't put people in…

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EIQ

How's your EIQ? I am continually reminded of how important a person's emotional intelligence quotient is to parenting. I see emotional age as an individual's ability to appropriately exhibit or inhibit feelings, especially in times of stress. I had a…

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Stress Behaviors

I choose to believe most of us have good social skills when we don't need them. My momma taught me to treat others the way I want to be treated. For the most part, I do this when all is…

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Focus on the Good

Dont worry; be happy. This might sound good in theory, but it is quite hard to practice in my life. I have discovered stress triggers nasty behaviors in me. Then I obsess, and my misbehavior multiplies. Don't get me wrong,…

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