Give your children the gift of play and your time.
Some of the above tips, I learned from the book Parenting The Strong Willed Child by Forehand and Long. We were going through a challenging time with our daughter, and I picked up this book I had sitting on my shelf. The first tip in the book is "Attending to a Child's Positive Behaviors" through play and verbal reinforcement. Incorporating the advice of attending to our daughter was one of the strategies we incorporated into our home that helped our daughter's behavior to improve.
Devoting Time to Play is the last tip in the Playful Parenting Series. If you have missed some of the other tips, please come back next week because I will be sharing a recap of each tip in the series.