Encourage Positive Behavior Through Special Playtime with Your Kids


If you have been following The Healthy Moms blog for a while you may already know that I
have a very challenging four year old daughter. Ciara is
smart and sweet but she can also be defiant, destructive and a little
bully. I've tried different parenting and disciplinary methods with her
but most of them do not work.

Currently I am getting help from a behavioral specialist from UC
Davis
. Once a week a lady from their CAARE Center comes out to our
home and teaches me parenting strategies to help deal with these problem
behaviors. Recently I started a new program with my daughter called,
PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy).

During these therapy sessions I have to play with my child while practicing what they call
PRIDE skills (Praise, Reflect, Imitate, Describe, and Enthusiasm). Every
day I have to play with her using what we call, "Special Playtime Toys"
while using these skills. Read More

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