Monthly Archives: May 2011

Behavior Modification Techniques for Children

Balancing rewards and consequences is a very powerful parenting technique.  I discussed how to use Time-Out and consequences here. I’m often asked what behavior modification technique is best for children.  As is my pattern, I keep my answer pretty simple:  … Continue reading

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Calm Interventions with Children. Stay Neutral and be an Effective Parent

Years ago Salvador Minuchin developed Structural Family Therapy which focuses on the relationships and subsets of relationships within family systems.  Power Dynamics and Boundries are a strong emphasis in Minuchin’s framework ( if interested, look at Minuchin, S. (1974). Families … Continue reading

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Calm Interventions with Teenagers…Making “Time Count” and Grounding.

With children and teens I often use these two phrases:  “Moving On” or making sure that “Time Counts”. In my last post, I briefly addressed the difference between Time-Out and Time-Away.  In doing so, I mentioned that in Time-Out, the … Continue reading

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Calm Interventions with Children. Time-Away is different than Time-Out

In my last post, I discussed that Time-Out was very different than Time-Away.  If you’d like to read my thoughts on Time-Out, please go here: Time-Away differs from Time-Out in several ways.  First off, the duration of Time-Away doesn’t need … Continue reading

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Counseling children and teenagers

Hello!  My name is Bill Strong and I’m a Denver counselor/licensed therapist.  Some of my clients have suggested that I start a blog. I try to provide practical and helpful suggestions for the clients I work with. I’d like to … Continue reading

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