May 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Our workshop has technically come to a close but thanks to the commitment of this incredible group of families, we will have a bonus workshop in 2 weeks! Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime and good luck as you put all that you have learned into action! You should be so proud!
April 29, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Our ninth week! My how time flies! Remember to take some time this week for your HAT reflection at home! You can use the time to walk through your “final projects” which we’ll we reflecting on when we return from our break.
p.s. Here is the link to the Swapportunity commercial I mentioned. Happy looking for “swapportunities” of your own during our week-off this week!
April 19, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Another great week! We are in the thick of things now and beginning the important work of pulling all of this learning together so that it can become part of how a family makes decisions. Change is on the horizon!
April 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
It says something about the character of our group that I look forward to our time together each week! Thank you! The “First, Then” role plays associated with tonight’s presentation above are available here: so close and just right. Don’t go sharing them with too many people – I just don’t have time for Hollywood right now! Enjoy your adventures in differential reinforcement this weekend!
April 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Tonight we welcomed back everyone from our week away and dug a little deeper into the heart of our adventure into the “whys” of behavior! Nutshell: behavior works!
Want to change a behavior that is not serving you or your child well? Our guiding scientists, Dr. Maria Montessori and Dr. B.F. Skinner would likely agree that the place to start is with objective observation. If we hope to teach a replacement behavior, we must understand the function of the original behavior. After all, suppose you buy a ticket to go to Japan and the flight is cancelled. You would expect the airline representative to get you on a new flight to Japan, not on one to Ohio. Same is true for behavior. If your child’s tantrums currently result in access to special time with you, and you decree that the tantrums will no longer result in special time with you, you will probably want to give your child another way to get that special time with you. So the first step to changing behavior is to understanding the destination on your child’s ticket! Happy ABC data collecting…
April 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As our daughter becomes more mobile, we are looking for ways to create inviting spaces for her in our apartment (which does not seem to be getting any bigger!) This A-frame tent from the talented folks at Built By Kids is begging to be added to our summer to-do list.
March 24, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Our Halfway Q & A was filled with rich discussion – thank you to those who took part! We missed those of you who skipped town early on your way to warmer places for spring break (though we can’t blame you!) When we gather together next Thursday we will continue into part 2 of our halfway Q & A – complete with your Words of Wisdom videos and another pass at the incredible relationship between behavior and consequence. Have a wonderful break!