Positive reinforcement is a tool used by parents and teachers and caregivers to modify their children’s behavior by reinforcing desired behaviors. As an educator, learning different ways of positive reinforcements to use on children was very important. It is a great tool to motivate children, to encourage them to do their chores, brush their teeth, do their homework so on so forth. There are 2 different types of positive reinforcements. Extrinsic rewards are those rewards provided by someone else. Intrinsic rewards are the rewards a person gets from within. Both of these rewards are used for everyone. Lately I have been using a lot of positive reinforcement methods with my children to motivate and encourage them to do things on a day-to-day basis. Check out our post on the Chores and Rewards System for all aged kids [Read more...]
So today’s tip is almost too simple but I’m surprised at how many of us Americans don’t do it. Growing up, removing our shoes before entering our home was a must. We even asked all of our friends to do so, whether they were Indian or not. It always made me slightly uncomfortable when I wasn’t asked to take off my shoes at my friends’ houses…like it was almost too weird to walk around on someone’s beautiful, clean rug and floors in my dirty shoes. But being raised in an Indian family, my parents enforced this rule…a rule which is common amongst many Asian cultures. And it’s something that is engrained in me now that I’ve got my own home and family.
Sign language is a critical communication method to teach your kids a a young age. It is the fundamental steps to teaching them how to talk to you and let you know what they want. To show how important it is to us that kids learn sign language, we are doing a Baby Sign Language Kit Giveaway. Look below for details.
Also check out our previous posts on sign language:
- Benefits of teaching your baby sign language
- Building communication skills at a young age: important signs to teach your child