Ready… Set… Go! Transition Strategies for Caregivers

Written by Dr. Charles Sophy

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Transition times and activities differ from child to child and even activity to activity. You may find that your child transitions quickly from playtime to a pizza dinner but drags their feet when transitioning from t.v. time to bed time. Knowledge from your child’s past transitions and understanding of your child and their feelings isrepparttar foundation on which to build your transition strategy.

Some ofrepparttar 143351 following may raise your insights towards transition:

1. How is my child behaving/feeling?

Anxiety: For some children, change (even simple change) is often difficult. Easerepparttar 143352 child’s anxiety, and resistance to change diminishes significantly.

Anger: Leaving an enjoyable activity for a less enjoyable activity often results in anger inrepparttar 143353 child. Setting a time to resumerepparttar 143354 enjoyable activity or devising creative transition activities (a song or role playing) can help diffuserepparttar 143355 child’s tension.

Control: When parents understandrepparttar 143356 temperament of their children, it’s easier to controlrepparttar 143357 transition process. Transition activities for a 2 year old differ greatly from those of a 12 year old. Keep your child’s temperament and age in mind when planning transition strategies.

2. How are these behaviors/feelings addressed?

Identification: Mindful observation of your child’s positive and negative transitions can yield important clues to help smooth future transitions. Minimize impacts: Timely and calming approaches to transitions create a sense of routine and security for your child.

Model healthy patterns of transition: Children emulaterepparttar 143358 people they love. Sometimes teaching your child healthy transition behaviors is as simple as modeling them yourself. 3. How do you sustain good behaviors?

Awareness: Build upon your child’s strengths and successful transitions. Support: Recognize your child’s weaknesses and alter your strategy in dealing with them. Remember: Always try to think about your plan to transition before you beginrepparttar 143359 dialog.

Dr. Charles Sophy currently serves as Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. He also has a private psychiatry practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Charles Sophy, author of the “Keep ‘Em Off My Couch” blog, provides real simple answers for solving life’s biggest problems. He specializes in improving the mental health of children. To contact Dr. Sophy, visit his blog at

Loose Moissanite Stones, A Great Way to Buy Your Moissanite Wedding Jewelry.

Written by Peter Crump

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It’srepparttar 143307 best of both worlds. The low price of buying a moissanite stone onrepparttar 143308 net, andrepparttar 143309 range of choice andrepparttar 143310 enjoyment of browsing in your local store forrepparttar 143311 perfect setting. Andrepparttar 143312 option of getting your favourite jeweller to set it for you.

So for those who are looking for that perfect moissanite engagement ring, look for moissanite stones onrepparttar 143313 net. You will get a stone that compares very favourably to a diamond at a much cheaper price.

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Find out more about Moissanite Stones as well as Moissanite engagement rings, moissanite bridal rings and moissanite earrings at Peter's website, The Magic of Moissanite. © 2005 Peter Crump.

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