November 27th, 2023
Originally posted 2019-09-25 17:32:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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All Pro Dad has a good article about motivating boys at school and home. If you have a boy that sometimes needs a little “kickstart” to work on homework, chores, or responsibilities, here are some ideas:
1. Treat boys like boys.
2. Bring Back Recess.
3. Make sure they’re thirsty.
5. Take the Goodies out of His Room.
Read the rest of the article for an explanation of each point.
Originally posted 2014-01-21 09:10:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The American College of Pediatricians has a good article about the difference between reacting versus responsding to kids.
Reacting means that you meet your child’s emotionally-charged behavior with your own emotionally-charged reply. Responding, on the other hand, gives your child permission to express their big emotions, ideas and feelings without criticism, shame or guilt.”
Originally posted 2016-04-11 19:47:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
In the movie, Gremlins, Billy gets an interesting pet from his father with some specific rules. One of them is, “never get him wet.” Later Billy gets careless and his one pet Mogwai turns into six! And everyone who’s seen the movie knows how that turns out. If Billy only had solved his problem when it was small. He could have kept water far away. He could have told his dad about his screw up and got some help with all the extra pets. But instead, he tried to ignore the problem and pretend nothing had happened. Later, his one problem turns into 50 crazy Gremlins destroying his town!
Even though we won’t be fighting Gremlins anytime soon, our regular problems act the same way. We either solve our problems when they are small, or they will multiply! Turn in a library book on time, or pay a fine. Follow the speed limit, or pay a ticket. Get to work on time, or get docked some pay. Turn in your cursive on time, or use your recess to finish. Sometimes students have to learn this lesson the hard way as they ignore or miss a limit and have to pay a consequence. Eventually they will learn to be proactive and get after their problems before their problems get after them!
Gremlins movie clips: http://j.mp/1COyNlk BUY THE MOVIE: http://bit.ly/2cenLE2 Don’t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: Billy (Zach Galligan) and Pete (Corey Feldman) watch as a wet Gizmo spawns five more creatures. FILM DESCRIPTION: “Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight.”
Originally posted 2018-10-01 17:29:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Have you heard of the Marshmallow Test? Here’s an idea of what it’s about:
Researchers at Stanford created this simple test measure self-control in a student. What they found is that two-thirds of the students couldn’t delay their gratification to wait for something better. But one-third of those students did show self-control.
And after many years, researchers checked-in with those students to see how they were doing. Every single one of them were successful! It seems that their ability to show self-control helped them focus on what was important and to delay gratification. That helped them focus on the “big picture,” persevere through difficulties, and to steer clear of negative choices.
So what can we learn from this? Self-control and waiting for what we want is important. It’s something worth trying to develop at school and home. See if you can find ways to help your student learn to wait for what he wants: TV shows, video games, playing, using technology, snacks. If students can learn to wait for small things now, they may be able to use this self-control in bigger more important issues later.
Originally posted 2016-09-19 17:45:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter