7 Ideas to Prevent After School Meltdowns

7 Ideas to Prevent After School Meltdowns

Alternatives to Punishment, Family Communication, Kids 5 - 12 years, Parenting
Although school can be a very rewarding experience for preschoolers and school children alike, this time away from mom and/or dad can sometimes lead to feelings of disconnection and overwhelm. Much like adults have tough days and bad moods, children sometimes experience all sorts of ups and downs while away from school.  The disconnect from parents coupled with all that roller coaster ride of managing feelings  can bring on some challenging behaviors. Have you noticed your child is having some difficult afternoons, tough bed times, siblings squabbles, meltdowns and tantrums after school?  Making some effort to restore connection can not only prevent all that "misbehavior" but create more harmony in your home.  Here are 7 ways to stay connected & reconnect after a long day at school as a way to prevent after school meltdowns: Hugs: Little…
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5 Ways to Build a Strong Parent-Teacher Relationship

5 Ways to Build a Strong Parent-Teacher Relationship

Parenting
**This is a guest post from Andrea Nair, she is sharing today her ideas on Ways to reduce conflict and increase connection with your child's teachers. This article originally appeared on Andrea's blog here.** The relationship between a parent and their child's teachers is important for that child's development and fostering a life-long love of learning. It also helps children relax when they know the various people they spend all day with are on the same page. Having been a high-school teacher for ten years before becoming a psychotherapist, I witnessed parent-teacher relationships go well, but also very, very badly. My worst parent-experience as a teacher was when a Dad screamed -- at the top of his voice -- how incompetent I was (for not allowing his son to re-write a…
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