How to Help Kids Deal With Embarrassment

For most adults minor embarrassments are just a part of life — annoying, but inevitable and hardly a big deal. But for many kids, embarrassing experiences can be very upsetting and, in some cases, may lead to serious issues like anxiety and avoidance. We can’t protect...

Bedtime Mindfulness: A Gratitude Body Scan for Children

“Mummy, can we do a different mindfulness practice tonight?” “Sure we can Darling, would you like to?” “uh-huh.” “OK, close your eyes, and settle down into your bed and take your attention down to your feet. “Feel from the inside where your feet are in the bed, where...

What is Punishment?

Punishment is a term used in operant conditioning to refer to any change that occurs after a behavior that reduces the likelihood that that behavior will occur again in the future. While positive and negative reinforcement are used to increase behaviors, punishment is...