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Group leader:  Kate Agliata

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Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013

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ADHD Diagnosis-Where Do We Go From Here? 6 Replies

My 7-year-old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Truthfully, it wasn't terribly surprising-I had seen it coming for a while, but still hoped all the symptoms were just signs of him being a  young…Continue

Tags: Plan, IEP, 504, Diagnosis, ADD

Started by Kate agliata. Last reply by Janine LaTulippe Feb 28, 2013.

Carefree Summer = So Long Routine?

Now that we're about half way through the summer, I'm curious to see if parents have stuck to schedules/routines or have let go and become more lienient?I've definitely strayed a bit, especially with…Continue

Tags: bedtime, chores, responsibilities, schedule, routine

Started by Kate agliata Jul 16, 2012.

Family Meetings...?

Recently (well, it was really last year) my husband and I decided it would be fun (necessary!) for our family to begin a weekly ritual of having a family meeting. We started out great, and went with…Continue

Started by Kate agliata Jan 16, 2012.

Chore Charts 2 Replies

We just began chore charts for our children (ages 3 and 5). So far, they seem to be kind of excited about them (which I am sure will wear off soon!). Each child has six responsibilities to complete…Continue

Tags: preschoolers, chores, rewards, charts, chore

Started by Kate agliata. Last reply by Kristen Mason Jul 29, 2011.

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Comment by Shelisa on January 23, 2012 at 6:59am

Our favorite parenting coping device is revenge.  We have a Revenge Plan...all those things we will do back to the kids when they are grown up.

The Revenge Plan

Comment by Michelle Nott on November 16, 2011 at 3:28pm

I write children's stories on Good Night, Sleep Tight (www.gn-st.com) to encourage communication and imagination between the child and the parent/caregiver. I have also added some of my reflections and experiences raising Third Culture Kids (as well as being married to one!). Is anyone else in the forum raising a multicultural or multi-lingual family?

Comment by Claudette Lindquist on April 9, 2011 at 2:00pm
As an ECE educator of 3-5 year olds I see the wide range of readiness in the children. Most do fairly well during the school day (with pull ups for nap time) because of the consistent schedule. So for parents my best advice is consistency, consistency, consistency is the key-- and that is the hard part for parents, I know! I also would recommend less "rewards" -- more positive reinforcement (validation of taking care of themselves--wow your are growing up, great job, you did that all by yourself)  and a matter of fact attitude. This is one area I see great power struggles between parent and child. They all get it, even if some are later rather than earlier.
Comment by Rachel Miller on April 9, 2011 at 6:28am
Madonna, I thought of you this week.  My 2.5 year old "got it" and has gone from lots of accidents each day to zero accidents even when sick in 2 weeks time.  It's been a few months, so hows your fella doing?  Has it clicked yet?
Comment by DeEddra Booth on February 26, 2011 at 9:02am
When potty training you have to introduce it to your child by just sitting them on the potty and give the a book or toy they love or put on a dvd they like where they will sit for a little while and just keep talking to them about them using the potty,my son was 2 1/2 when he was trained and I thought I was never going to get there(smile)but we did and I bought him books and elmo potty dvd and that helped somewhat but I think they will just do it when they are ready,my son's doctor said that we can't train them they will learn it on their own because they have to get the feeling of it,maybe getting the pull-ups with the cooling sensation in them,well I hope everything goes well and good luck.
Comment by Madonna on January 19, 2011 at 1:20pm
Thanks ladies for the encouragement.  I know he is eventually going to get it.  I'm just happy to know that others are right in the trenches with me.
Comment by Kimberly Moore on January 19, 2011 at 1:38am

Hi Madonna and Erin, 

Here is a site that might help http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/AngelUnits/OneHour/ToiletLearning/Toil...

I used to be an early childhood educator and watched hundreds of children master the potty. If you do absolutely nothing, most girls manage it between 2 1/2 -3 and boys 3- 3 1/2.

Best of luck! 

Comment by Erin on January 19, 2011 at 1:25am
Madonna, I read your post on FB. I'm currently (kind of) potty training my son who will be three next month. He has yet to poo in the potty! We are currently in pullups bc we've just been so busy.
Comment by Madonna on January 18, 2011 at 4:23pm
Please tell me you've been in this situation.
Comment by Madonna on April 6, 2010 at 11:09am
What did/will you do to potty train your child? I need direction! I would love for you to join in on the discussion. --> http://ow.ly/1v8Fx
 

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