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  • Tuesday Tips For Parents: When The New Baby Arrives

    When a new baby makes an arrival into the house – things change for everyone including the older children. Schedules may change, what you make for dinner could change depending on sleep deprivation, and most importantly to the older child-the amount of love from Mom or Dad could change and all go to the baby. You may see a change in behavior from your older child depending on age: *Can’t find items they have long been getting themselves (toothbrush, pj’s, morning clothes) *Will No longer sleep with the lights out or suddenly want to sleep with you. *Have tantrums or have tantrums more often than usual *Say things like – I hate the Baby – I don’t want a ....

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  • Tuesday Tips For Parents:When The New baby Arrives

    When a new baby makes an arrival into the house – things change for everyone including the older children. Schedules may change, what you make for dinner could change depending on sleep deprivation, and most importantly to the older child-the amount of love from Mom or Dad could change and all go to the baby. You may see a change in behavior from your older child depending on age: *Can’t find items they have long been getting themselves (toothbrush, pj’s, morning clothes) *Will No longer sleep with the lights out or suddenly want to sleep with you. *Have tantrums or have tantrums more often than usual *Say things like – I hate the Baby – I don’t want a ....

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  • Tuesday Tips For Parents:DOSE E for Endorhpins

    Tuesday Tips For Parents DOSE E = Endorhpins Endorphins are group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system. They can cause any number of physiological functions. Endorphins, which are structurally similar to the drug morphine, are considered natural painkillers because they activate opioid receptors in the brain that help minimize discomfort. They can also help bring about feelings of euphoria and general well-being When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. ....

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  • Tuesday Tips For Parents:DOSE E for Endorhpins

    Tuesday Tips For Parents:DOSE E = Endorphins Endorphins are group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system. They can cause any number of physiological functions. Endorphins, which are structurally similar to the drug morphine, are considered natural painkillers because they activate opioid receptors in the brain that help minimize discomfort. They can also help bring about feelings of euphoria and general well-being When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. Regular ....

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  • Tuesday Tips for Parents - Serotonin

    DOSE for Children Today is the S – Serotonin Join us Today at www.facebook.com/skillz4kidz for our live show Tuesday Tips for Parents for more information. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in regulating mood – it is also known as the Happy Chemical. Low levels of Serotonin have been associated with Depression. It may also play a role in other disorders such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and even epilepsy. Serotonin has a popular image of the contributor to the feelings of well-being and happiness. It helps with cognition, reward, learning, and memory. All things parents want to increase with ....

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  • Tuesday Tips for Parents - Dopamine

    Tuesday Tips for Parents - Tune in today at 12:30pm for our Facebook Live on this topic - D.O.S.E. for Children - Let's start with Dopamine D.O.S.E for Children D is for Dopamine Last week I said that we were going to do a 4 part series and start with Dope for Children. Well the “Dope” is a Part of D.O.S.E – each of which is a chemical that helps determine the way we feel and/or respond to things around us and help determine the decisions we make. The D – or the “Dope” stands for Dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, one of those chemicals that is responsible for transmitting signals in between the nerve cells (neurons) of the brain. Its ....

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  • Tuesday Tips for Parents - DOSE - O=Oxytocin

    Tuesday Tips for Parents – D.O.S.E Last week we did the D for Dopamine and Today is the o for Oxytocin Oxytocin controls our Social Satisfaction/Social Skills and Empathy. This article will talk about Healthy Competition to help build Social Skills as well as Empathy and Gratitude. Social Trust and Social Satisifaction can be built by Oxytocin. So how do we do this with our children – use some Healthy Fun Competition (make sure it is something fun to prevent the release of additional stress hormones). Simple things like who can be the loudest today – boys or girls – who can clean their room the fastest – older or younger – I’ll bet I can ....

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  • Tuesday Tips for Parents - Choosing a Quality Summer Camp

    There are a few questions you should ask of any camp you are considering for your child. #1 – Safety is #1. Do they hire teens or adults for Camp. Hiring all Teens can definitely be a money saver, but is it the safest for your child? You need a Camp that hires adults and does a Federal Background Check. A part of this safety is also asking for ID at pickup. Probably most all places will say they ask for an ID, but make certain is it a part of the safety plan for your child. Anyone that the staff has not met should be asked to show an ID – even if it is a parent that the staff has not met. #2 – Does the camp have a structure that keeps your child active yet allows ....

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  • Tuesday Tips for Parents - Attunement

    Tuesday Tips for Parents Attunement Tuesday Tips for Parents – Please tune in today at noon – facebook.com/skillz4kidz – for more information. A specific skill that all parents need to go with the Connection that we have been talking about is Attunement. Be attuned to your child’s stage of development in all areas – physical, intellectual, social & emotional. When you are in tune with these stages – it makes it easier to live in your child’s world and understand from their perspective versus expecting your child to live in an adult world. As parents, when we view our child from an adult world, we constantly are correcting mistakes. ....

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  • Reward Systems for Tweens & Teens


    Tuesday Tips for Parents – Rewarding Tweens & Teens

    Join us on Tuesdays at 12noon www.facebook.com/skillz4kidz for our Live Show

    Reward Systems for Tweens
    Tweens can benefit from more complicated systems with bigger rewards. But remember,reward systems do not necessarily have to cost money. Screen time or a later bedtime on the weekends can be big motivators. Praise
    While you shouldn't reserve praise for giant achievements, you can definitely use words of encouragement as an incentive. When your child knows you're paying attention to his effort, he'll be motivated to keep up the good work. So catch your child being good andpraiseher efforts often. Tangible Rewards ....

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