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Welcome to my website: The Not-So-Easy Child.  This site is your professional resource to seek answers to your questions about how to help your struggling child.

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Behavioral Cascade

The three phases of this failed response to completing and solving a problem are as follows.  First, lock up; second, meltdown; and third, lash out.  Parents can help manage the raft (child) and rapids (situation).

Behavioral Cascade
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Temperament Traits

Children are born with an innate temperament quality.  Find out what the basic temperament traits are and what the best way to adapt your parenting style for these different traits.

Temperament Traits

The Normal but Not-So-Easy Child: Why You Need It

Parents worry, about their parenting, their child’s behaviors, learning, school progress, self-esteem, being bullied and how to discipline to name a few.

My intention is to help you understand what is going on, why it is, and how you can help.

The Normal but Not So Easy Child is your guide to raising your struggling child without Frustration, Anger or Guilt!

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Executive Functions: The Brain's Command and Control

In daily life,  executive functions are used to  control and regulate our actions. These cognitive skills include the ability to monitor behavior, regulate emotions, solve problems, set goals, initiate, plan and organize. Because these skills play a role in all most aspects of life, Executive Function deficits can hamper a child academically, socially and emotionally.

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Impulse Control

Inhibition of impulses is the first step in learning and necessary for problem solving.  

  • Behavioral symptoms:  For example, stealing, lying, starting fires, risky or promiscuous behavior, and aggressive or volatile behaviors
  • Cognitive symptoms: Obsessive behavior, being irritable or agitated, flying into a rage, and poor concentration abilities, to name a few
  • Social and emotional symptoms:  Often show up as low self-esteem, being socially withdrawn or isolated, seeming detached and/or anxious, experiencing drastic shifts in thoughts and moods, and having feelings of guilt or regret

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