Category Archives: Childcare

Motivation Is Possible

Some kids enjoy going to school, consistently receive high grades, and are even self-motivated when it comes to homework and learning beyond what is taught in school. Others may appear disinterested and may seem to lack focus. The majority of students fall somewhere in between. Unless your child is clearly motivated, you may as a…

What Lies Beneath Behavior?

Every novelist, psychologist, anthropologist, and your Aunt Jane has wanted to know this. What motivates people and what’s going on when their behavior is irritating or just plain doesn’t make sense? At MSODT, we encourage adults to look beneath the behavior of children and to understand ‘behavior as a communication.’ It may be that the…

Conflict Resolution

Giving Children Tools for Conflict Resolution Conflicts are a part of life. Conflicts are helpful in that they allow us to see problems and provide us with reasons to find solutions. They are both important and inevitable, which is why it is so important for us to teach our children to handle conflicts in a…

Motivation

Motivating Your Child Whether it’s getting your child to prepare for school on time, or reminding your child to clean their room, it can be a struggle as a parent to find ways of motivating an unmotivated child. In an ideal world, of course, children will be self-motivated to take care of their responsibilities, but…