Blog Posts - Behavior Modification



Every Kid Has Their Currency: A Story of Persistence and the Bathroom Lights

by John and DianeI want to share a little story with you about the bathroom lights.My (adopted) son "Steve" is now in his mid teens, but still suffers the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and has devastating memory issues. His long term memory...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 1, 2015

Behavior Modification

Behavior modification simply means that you train your child or teach your child to wake up in time to go to the bathroom. Behavior modification is considered the most effective way to help a child with bedwetting, as it actually teaches a child to w...
by Potty Training Child on Jun 6, 2014

Behavior Modification

Behavior modification simply means that you train your child or teach your child to wake up in time to go to the bathroom. Behavior modification is considered the most effective way to help a child with bedwetting, as it actually teaches a child to w...
by Potty Training Child on Jun 6, 2014

The Truth about Triggers…

 by John “Triggers” is a term we use when talking about behavioral impulses that are set off by someone else’s actions or words.  We all have them. Sometimes our own anger can be “triggered” by a tone of voice or being ignored by...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 14, 2013

Beating Homework Struggles Forever

By Michael Grose Homework causes more headaches for parents than it does for children. Some parents worry because their children don't seem to do enough while others are concerned because they do too much. But for many parents homework is that...
by Successful Parenting on Oct 1, 2013

Proof of Attachment from a RAD Kid or The Tale of Two Dogs

We had written many times about the usefulness and dangers of pets in the home, especially with children with attachment disorders. In a blog post from August 2013 How Do I Deal With: Kids Who Hurt Pets     I talked about an inci...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Sep 18, 2013

How Do I Deal With: Kids Who Cut Themselves

by Diane and John Cutting behavior is not uncommon among teens and pre-teens in general populations and among foster kids, who have suffered trauma of some kind, it may be even more prevalent. Cutting behavior refers to the act of cutting into the...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 22, 2013

Does Your ADHD Teen Need a Coach Instead of a Therapist?

In a recent article on PsychCentral.com, titled "ADHD Coaching: Look to the Willow Tree" talks about how ADHD might be better well treated if looked at as not a diagnosis, but as a behavioral issue that can be "coached" through. For example, much lik...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 10, 2013

New (to me) survey: Dog aggression and owner aggression

I posted not long ago about how Alpha rolling was both not my style and also not a safely recommended training technique. A study in 2009 by the University of Pennsylvania veterinary researchers linked an exacerbation of aggressive dog behavior with...
by The Elka Almanac on May 20, 2013

New (to me) study: Dog aggression and owner aggression

I posted not long ago about how Alpha rolling was both not my style and also not a safely recommended training technique. A study in 2009 by the University of Pennsylvania veterinary researchers linked an exacerbation of aggressive dog behavior with...
by The Elka Almanac on May 20, 2013

Therapeutic Approaches for RAD and Attachment Disorders: DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT has been around since the 1980's and has been used primarily with borderline personality disorders, however, its approach is ideal for dealing with many of the issues children with attachment disorders have. Generally speaking, it is used to help...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 15, 2013

Helpful Tips for Parents in New Book : ADHD, Anxiety Issues

Hi Friends, We here at Foster Parent Rescue are all about Practical Advice that works for everyday parents to help deal with the daily chaos of dealing with kids with behavioral problems.  We came across this book review that sounds like it ma...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Mar 18, 2013

Avoiding Temper Tantrums in Asperger (and other) Kids: A Link

Hi Friends, we have been talking a little more about Asperger's kids recently and I came across this really interesting article about temper tantrums with kids with Aspergers.  I think some of the approaches here work with many other types of ki...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Feb 27, 2013

Behavioral Modification with Aspergers Kids: Does it Work?

A recent post on My Aspergers Child.com discusses how behavioral modification with positive reinforcements can help change a child's unwanted or unhealthy behaviors.  Kids with Aspergers, as with any kids, will respond to behavioral modification...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Feb 14, 2013

ADHD Management without Meds? Is the Trick Perseverence?

by John and Diane.  According to an article recently published on American Psychological Associations website, titled Easing ADHD without Meds, a new handbook on treating ADHD recently published recommends behavioral approaches and a three pro...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Feb 5, 2013

Focusing the ADD Brain: Interrupt Homework for Exercise

by John and Diane. I have noticed over the years that when I work on homework with my ADD/ADHD foster kids they get sleepy, unfocused, shut down, space out and just plain look at me with a blank expression on their faces as if the math we did the d...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 5, 2012

Creating the changes you need

Changing self or others? So very many people who come into counseling report their major problem is – the behavior of someone else. They ask “How can I get —– to change and stop doing —–. Recovery literature frequently tak...
by counseolrssoapbox on Oct 7, 2012

Foster Parent Q&A: "How Do I Discipline a RAD Kid When Nothing Bothers Him?"

--> by John and Diane. Q:  Dear Foster Parent Rescue : I have a RAD Foster child who is 8 years old. How do I discipline him for bad behavior when he shows no remorse for anything? Nothing I do seems to bother him. Time outs, ta...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 5, 2012

Discipline Empowers Our Future

We are continuing in our look at self discipline. The discipline we use on ourselves affects every aspect of our lives. Perhaps this is most evident as we look at the impact of self discipline on the future.
by Random thoughts On life on Aug 1, 2012

Choose Wisely, Choose Self Discipline

In order for you, me or anyone to accomplish much of anything, a steady and sustained effort will be required. Self discipline is the mechanism that is able to deliver that effort. Self discipline is the price that we must pay for success and achieve...
by Random thoughts On life on Jul 23, 2012


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