Tips for Working with the Oppositional Child

Written by Sheree S. Marty, BSE, MA

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-Phrase requests which are more likely to bring an oppositional response with a negative statement…”I don’t expect you would want to….” Or “You probably wouldn’t want to…..”

-Create a situation where it is more worthrepparttar child’s while to be part of.

-Use distraction.

-Give choices which giverepparttar 150491 student some control.

-Giverepparttar 150492 student a specific leadership role during stressful transitions, such as day

care dismissal. Monitoring younger children for appropriate dismissal behavior, such as sitting quietly, would be an example of a specific leadership role.

These children can be extremely challenging. Should a pattern of continuing emotionality become evident, additional advice from professionals, such asrepparttar 150493 child's pediatrician or a school guidance counselor, would be recommended in order to develop a positive behavior support system to help ensure behavioral success.

Sheree S. Marty has worked with elementary school children as a school counselor for the past nine years. A physical education teacher for thirteen years, Ms. Marty earned her Master degree in Counseling in 2000. Ms. Marty is the author and owner of "Chinese Jump Rope", a childrens games book and website. For more information, visit

Dice - The Ultimate Educational, Portable Entertainment For Kids!

Written by Lindsay Small

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Run for it! You will need six dice for this game. Rollrepparttar dice and look for runs (sequences) starting with 1 (so 1, 1-2, 1-2-3 and so on). Each die that is part of a run scores five points. There can be more than one run in each roll. For example, say you rolledrepparttar 150433 following combination: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 5. You would score 5 points forrepparttar 150434 first 1. You would then score 15 points forrepparttar 150435 sequence of 1, 2 and 3, for a total of 20 points for that roll. The first player to reach 100 points isrepparttar 150436 winner.

Going to Boston Use three dice. Roll all three and keeprepparttar 150437 highest. Rollrepparttar 150438 remaining dice and again set asiderepparttar 150439 highest. Rollrepparttar 150440 last die, and add up your total. Write down your score. Play a number of rounds and then either total your points to findrepparttar 150441 winner, or simply count how many rounds were won by each player.

Lindsay Small is the author of Dice Games for Little Kids and Dice Games for Big Kids, available at She is also the creator and editor of Activity Village - providing the ultimate one-stop resource for parents and teachers looking to educate and entertain their kids.

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