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What is positive or negative reinforcement and positive or negative punishment (explained with examples)

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POSITIVE/NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT AND POSITIVE/NEGATIVE PUNISHMENT As kids grow up, they learn about acceptable and non-acceptable behaviors through the response they get from their environment.  According to the way kids behave, we give feedback to kids to act in a certain way so that they either repeat more of the good behaviors or stop …

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How to discipline a child who talks back

Backtalk is one of the most annoying behaviors parents face and feel worried about.  Backtalks can be a normal part of growing up.  But at the moment, as a parent when you are talked back to, it can make you enraged because you feel disrespected.  You might think, “After all that I do for them, …

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How to motivate a child who refuses to do homework (7 tips that work!)

If you ask me what the toughest part of parenting is, I would say it is making the kids do what they don’t want to do.  But when we also know that it’s something they need to do, it becomes every parent’s nagging problem.  Homework is one such thing.  If your child is intrinsically motivated …

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List of age appropriate chores for kids (from toddlers to teenagers)

Getting kids used to doing chores from a young age is essential to make them grow as independent and responsible adults.  A culture I admire for raising kids responsible by making them do chores from a young age is of the country, Japan.  In Japan, children receive the training to do all kinds of chores …

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18 signs of bad parenting (and the bad effects) you’d wish you had known sooner

One of the hardest roles you will ever play in life is that of a parent.  If some days are extremely rewarding as a parent, on some other days, you are frustrated and might hate being a parent.  We do not become parents after becoming fully educated and qualified to be one. We learn on …

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Toddler Tantrums 101: How to deal with temper tantrums in toddlers

Toddler tantrums are hard for both – parents and kids. It can be overwhelming and stressful, especially if tantrums break out in public places.  So the question is, why do kids have tantrums? And is it possible to avoid tantrums? If you are wondering how you can stop your child from throwing tantrums over everything, …

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Motherhood anxiety: 10 practical tips to control mom anxiety

As soon as we become parents, parental stress becomes a part of us. It’s natural to worry about the people we love. But when it comes to kids, since we are the ones raising them and teaching them everything, we worry more.  Learning to manage anxiety is important to bring out your best as a …

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Top 14 reasons why kids misbehave (and the solutions)

Children, like adults, have the inherent need to belong and feel significant. When they don’t feel belonging and realize that they matter, they react through different ways of misbehaviors.  Do you often wonder why your child misbehaves even after disciplining and teaching so many times? Well. Repeating yourself verbally many times is ineffective and is …

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How to stop accumulating clutter before it starts

The best way to solve a problem is to prevent the problem.  The same can be said about clutter. If you do all the decluttering only to bring back more of it, what’s the point right? After you do the major decluttering task (or minor), how can we stop accumulating clutter again? Here are some …

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17 common decluttering mistakes you don’t know you’re making (&how to avoid them)

Making mistakes while decluttering can slow down the whole process.  We declutter to reduce the overwhelm of having too many unused (or useless) things and thus to be able to live in a clean home.  But making the following mistakes can affect the success of your decluttering process.  Let’s see how you can avoid these …

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