Parents and teachers are always on the lookout for new techniques to decrease inappropriate behaviors. If used correctly, the age-old time-out procedure can be the most effective tool in teaching your kiddo to behave. The following strategies will help you clean up the time-out process and make it effective for your children. Time-Out Strategies Attempt […]
About Lyndsay Sarra
Lyndsay Sarra is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who received a masters of science degree from Southern Illinois University in 2001. Before accepting the role as an Applied Behavior Analyst for North Shore Pediatric Therapy in January of 2009, she spent 8 years working as a Behavior Consultant for several school districts in North DuPage County. Prior to her time working in the schools, she worked with individuals with traumatic brain injury and parents that were indicated of abuse and neglect through the State of Illinois.
After reading Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, I had to question whether or not this title was realistic. Don’t all siblings have difficulty getting along sometimes? The answer is yes – all brothers and sisters go through conflicts that may cause you to pull your hair out. However, there is a […]
You are not alone! At some point, almost every parent must deal with their child having a major meltdown in a public place. This is a typical developmental stage – every child goes through the “tantrum phase” – and as a parent, you can influence these behaviors in the way you respond. The following are […]
It’s summer time, the kiddos are out of school, and Independence Day is right around the corner! It is the perfect time to help your children become more self-sufficient and confident by encouraging them to become more independent in their daily routines. Where Childhood Independence Begins Typically, children begin to demonstrate their independence by the […]
Potty Training your child can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you accomplish the job successfully! Potty Training Do’s: Watch for signs that your children are ready. They may show interest in the potty, ask to be changed after they eliminate, or can tell you when they are eliminating. Write […]