Working Together Strengthens Family Bonds

The Behaviourist Guy

by Carolyn | Jul 1, 2015

1. Give your children household chores. Chores given at an early age helps children build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance. It also teaches them how to be empathetic and responsive to others’ needs. Richard Rende, a developmental psychologist says “Parents today want their kids spending time on things that can bring them success. But ironically, we’ve stopped doing one thing that’s actually been a proven predictor of success—and that’s household chores.” Chores, when done in the spirit of cooperation strengthens family cohesion.

2. Create a schedule. Children feel more secure when they know what to expect from day to day. Similar to a teacher, in order for the day to run smoothly, teachers have a daily lesson plan. At home the structure may be – children get up at a reasonable time,  help in preparing breakfast, cleaning up…

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Teacher and parent relationships – a crucial ingredient: Cecile Carroll at TEDxWellsStreetED

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Organizer, parent and Chicago Public Schools graduate Cecile Carroll shares what she’s learned about the need for relationships between teachers and parents. Based on achievements in her neighborhood, she offers concrete approaches and lessons learned for building stronger connections between home and school that are essential in all communities.

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Parent Involvement Matters!

Parent involvement in a child’s life is so important.  For the child to become a positive person and truly educated in life (as it relates to how to behave or conduct themselves), they need to be made aware.  The same is true when looking at how parenting affects the child in the school system.  So the encouragement is to continue to be a positive parent to your child and give them the opportunity to truly live.

Parenting Tips – How to Discipline Children | Parents


Learn how to discipline children with these easy tips from Parents Magazine! The key to disciplining children is to be consistent, follow through once you’ve set up rules, show respect, and remain calm. Here are our four parenting tips on how to discipline children. Tip one is to teach natural consequences. Choose a punishment that fits your child’s bad behavior. Tip two is to ignore certain attention-seeking behaviors. If your child doesn’t get a rise out of you, she will probably stop doing it. Tip three is to give choices to your child so they’re more willing to cooperate. Tip four is to use time-outs. Your child’s behavior won’t change immediately, but be patient and utilize these discipline techniques for effective parenting!

Coming Soon! Educational Psychology Podcast for Teachers and Parents.

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Join me weekly as I talk about the collaboration teachers and parents should have to promote all-round development of students.  It is my belief that the teacher and parent/ guardian must be consistent with behaviour, approach and expectations for the child to move seamlessly form the school environment to the home environment and vice versa.  The podcast is design to make practical, research material in the field of parenting and education.  I encourage you to leave a comment on what you think of each episode.

I commend you teachers and parents for the efforts you are making to train your students and children to think and behaviour in the most appropriate manner.  Using the information from this podcast will enhance your efforts and contribute to the child school and home life.

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NB: For ethical reasons, Mr. Allick Delancy is unable to give personal advice concerning a child, adult or family member over this network.  The information in this podcast and any materials produced or associated with this podcast is for educational purposes and not all tips may apply to your specific culture.

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