Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask! You need to find something that works and stick to it..

CONSEQUENCES FOR KIDS THAT WORK

Great read about Reacting vs Responding to your kids.

Do You React or Respond to Your Kids?

Though this is for parents, it's a terrific example of reacting versus responding and what it means to be mindful of our interactions with others.

How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don't Listen -  "You can’t punish a kid into better behavior. So while it’s certainly tempting, taking everything away from your child is unlikely to be effective." Learn some parenting techniques that might actually work from Megan Devine, LCPC. For more Pins on parenting difficult kids, see: http://www.pinterest.com/addfreesources/difficult-children-of-all-ages-adhd-odd-cd-and-asp/

How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don't Listen - "You can’t punish a kid into better behavior. So while it’s certainly tempting, taking everything away from your child is unlikely to be effective.

Transforming The Difficult Child - Life Made Full

The Difficult Child

An amazing REAL expression with great tips for helping to encourage the child that just needs a little more… - Life Made Full

How to Handle Challenging Behavior | Do you have a preschooler who just isn't listening? Does she refuse to do what you ask? Does he not follow your directions or throw a tantrum? In this post, I give hands on activities to approach for challenging behaviors such as building a connection and social stories. Click over to the post for more ways to deal with behavior or pin for later.

How to Handle Challenging Behaviors

ADHD can make it difficult for your child to concentrate and pay attention in school, but it affects more than just academics. ADHD can impact social skills as well.

5 Ways ADHD Can Affect Your Child’s Social Life

Sounds like my childhood. ADHD can make it difficult for your child to concentrate and pay attention in school, but it affects more than just academics. ADHD can impact social skills as well.

Behavior management paper to send home for those really hard kids. Accompanying posters for good and poor behavior. Paper in English and Spanish. FREE Download

Part of my behavior plan this year, a note to send home for those few difficult children. It goes along with my colored "good behavior" and "poor behavior" charts.

My kids' fighting was making me crazy... so I implemented positive reinforcement of the behavior I wanted to see - kindness!

Kindness Jar: Successful Parenting with Positive Reinforcement

Kindness Jar - The Power of Positive Reinforcement ⋆ Playground Parkbench My kids' fighting was making me crazy. so I implemented positive reinforcement of the behavior I wanted to see - kindness!

How to Deal with a Difficult Child | Raising a strong-willed child can leave even the most patient mom and teacher feeling frazzled. That’s why we’re sharing 9 of our best parenting tips for raising difficult children and avoiding power struggles, which work both at home and in the classroom. We’ve even included some of our favorite articles to teach you how to be a more patient parent. #parenting #parentingtips #parenting101 #powerstruggles #strongwilledchild #patientparent

How to Deal with a Difficult Child: 9 Tips for the Willful Child

How to Deal with a Difficult Child | Raising a strong-willed child can leave even the most patient mom and teacher feeling frazzled. That’s why we’re sharing 9 of our best parenting tips for raising difficult children and avoiding power struggles, which work both at home and in the classroom. We’ve even included some of our favorite articles to teach you how to be a more patient parent. #parenting #parentingtips #parenting101 #powerstruggles #strongwilledchild #patientparent

My Aspergers Child: 15 Parenting Secrets for Raising Difficult Children on the Spectrum

My Aspergers Child: 15 Parenting Secrets for Raising Difficult Children on the Spectrum

Handout from Love and Logic on How to Use #Choices to reduce power struggles and build a stronger relationship with your #child. #Parenting.

Handout from Love and Logic on How to use choices to reduce power struggles and build a stronger relationship with your child. I took love and logic class and loved it

GREAT for non-verbal children :) Includes: •20 posters of functional signs •Smaller hand-outs of signs to send home to parents, as well as hand out to anybody who works with the child teachers •Descriptions for more difficult signs

Sign Language

Includes: 20 posters of functional signs Smaller hand-outs of signs to send home to parents, as well as hand out to anybody who works with the child. Descriptions for more difficult signs.

St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, patron saint of mother's with difficult children and women in difficult marriages.

Monica, mother of St. Augustine, patron saint of mother's with difficult children and women in difficult marriages.

10 rules is too many. Five rules might even be too many. That is why we have focused in on FOUR things we can do to help our child succeed.

ADHD Hack: the only four rules we have for our ADHD child -

10 rules is too many. Five rules might even be too many. That is why we have focused in on FOUR things we can do to help our child succeed. ADHD HACKS 4 RULES for our ADHD child - parenting ADHD kids

All children need to jump, bounce and skip and hop,  and it isn’t very difficult to encourage them to do so! But when kids move to music, they are getting so much more than just exercise. They are developing their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, concentration and cognitive abilities. By …

10 Best Songs for Gross Motor Movement

All children need to jump, bounce and skip and hop! They develop their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, concentration and cognitive abilities.

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