The Innovative Dad

A psychologist’s blog about raising and educating children through the lens innovation.

The Work Hour

The Work Hour

Creating the right environment for studying can be challenging. Thinking about the studying environment is important, though. What steps can we take to set a better atmosphere for learning? Can we get others involved in it? What would a work hour look like?...

Stopping Back Talk

Stopping Back Talk

Having your kid talk back to you pushes all of our buttons and we tend not to respond well. Yet, our gut reaction to their behaviors doesn't help us correct it or prevent it from happening again. Check out these strategies for minimizing back talk and dealing with it...

Battling Negative Self-Talk, Part 2

Battling Negative Self-Talk, Part 2

We all need more tools in our toolbox for supporting our kids, particularly when they are using negative self-talk. By speaking poorly about themselves, they are setting themselves up for failure instead of success. https://youtu.be/zArCONuyXE4 More Resources for...

Battling Negative Self-Talk, Part 1

Battling Negative Self-Talk, Part 1

Listening to you kid put herself down can be downright demoralizing for a parent. This is a potentially damaging behavior with some long-term consequences if left unchecked. See what you can do to battle negative self-talk. https://youtu.be/L3dpIiU2cv4 More Resources...

Reading to Your Toddler

Reading to Your Toddler

We all want to read to our kids. But it can be a bit of a challenge to read to your toddler. They won't sit still when reading, try to turn the pages, or just simply lose interest. Here are some tips to help get them engaged in reading. https://youtu.be/7amlgHzUtvY

504 Plans vs. IEPs: Does It Matter?

504 Plans vs. IEPs: Does It Matter?

Getting your child help at school can be confusing and intimidating. There are all sorts of new terms to understand, deadlines to track, and policies to follow. While the law requires parental participation and informed consent, even the most informed parents can...

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