Cutting

In my previous post, I alerted you to the increase of self-harm and cutting among elementary age children. This post explores why children self-harm and recognizing the signs of self-injury. Cutting and other forms of self-harm helps kids deal with frightening feelings they don’t understand and have no way of expressing in words. In other words developmentally they don’t have the language to express  Read more…

This might seem like a strange question to many of us especially for people who work with and minister to children. Is it really possible that young children want to self-insure or hurt their own bodies? Most of us have heard about teenagers that cut and self-harm but how many of you have dealt with an elementary age child who is cutting? I  Read more…

Stickers2

Many people use various reward systems for behavior issues. Sometimes we think handing a reward to each child that behaves will encourage the other kids to think about their behavior. The problem is most kids who misbehave are struggling with some type of issue. Kids of divorce are notorious for having behavior issues. Let’s take a look at using rewards, (stickers) for behavior issues.  Read more…