Never Assume: Know Children Before Labeling Them
Labels. They are meant to help us understand childhood behavior problems such as these: ADHD Autism Dyslexia Motor coordination disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Intermittent Explosive Disorder Conduct Disorder And oh, so many more! In reality, these labels only describe behaviors or experiences. They provide no knowledge about why the behavior occurs. Your child is not defined by a label. Your child is a combination of three layers or factors, which create an interplay of experiences affecting your child’ social-emotional, and developmental growth. Do you know what these three layers are? Do you know what each layer brings to your child’s developmental potential? They are: Temperament, Development, and Environment Each influences the growth and development of your child. Stressors within even one layer can upset your child’s ability to successfully interact with others, control his emotions, and even learn. You, as his parent must be able to provide support to balance out factors which could limit your child’s adult potential. NEVER ASSUME: KNOW CHILDREN BEFORE LABELING THEM provides information on each of these layers, what they are individually, and how they can influence each other, both in a positive and a negative way. You need to understand these three layers before you attempt to change any behavior or place any label on your child. If you don’t, you risk making life worse for your child and for you. Don’t react to behaviors. Learn to respond, knowing where the behavior is coming from. Order NEVER ASSUME now.
Pay What You Want Course
Never Assume: Pay What You Want
Are you interested in understanding "why" children and adolescents behave the way they do? Would you like the ability to choose how much you pay for this knowledge? Here is your chance to pay significantly less than the course price to learn about the 3 factors that affect child/adolescent development, learning, and behavior.
Helping Challenging Children Podcast
You can't know all there is about challenging children. It would require you to be an expert in many disciplines. This podcast is geared to helping professionals understand the many struggles and barriers that children and adolescents experience while trying to grow up. Each episode, different issues and organizations who are working to help challenging children will be highlighted.
You can pay as little as you want, even $0, to support the research and time it takes to make these episodes. Whatever you choose to pay helps underwrite the platform cost to host this podcast.
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Temperament-Based Interventions for ADHD, ODD, and Anxiety
This full-day digital seminar is produced through PESI, Inc.
It looks at the role of temperament traits and their impact on emotions and behaviors of children and adolescents with ADHD, ODD, or anxiety.
Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them (book)
Dr. McGuire reminds us that children are born with a profile of temperament traits that rule how they behave or respond to what is occurring in their environment.
We, as adults, do not always remember our own childhood differences and how they made us feel.
Now living in a different time with more resources, education and science helping us through observations, stories of children can be a means of letting adults see children from a more objective eye, rather than the subjective eye colored by worry, fear or frustration.
Focusing on the demeanor of children and how to understand them, Dr. McGuire will use her experience as a behavioral pediatrician to help you, help your children and patients. Teaching you how to create a biographic profile of children she will demonstrate behavioral challenges while teaching you what to do with this new gained knowledge.
Dr. McGuire's book is filled with heartfelt essays and hopeful answers that you can apply to the children you know who need to be better understood.