Celebrating all you fathers out there!

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | June 14, 2023

It’s important that we take time to celebrate all fathers out there for their love, support and contributions to the family. Here are some ways you can celebrate your husband, or father:  Quality Time: Try planning a special outing such as a hike, picnic, movie night, or another activity you know he’ll enjoy with the …

How can a Parent Coach help?

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | May 21, 2023

A parent coach is a professional who provides guidance and support to parents in order to enhance their parenting skills and improve their relationship with their children. Here’s what a parent coach typically does: Education and Information: A parent coach educates parents about child development, parenting techniques, effective discipline strategies, and other relevant topics. They …

Your Child’s Love Language

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | May 21, 2023

To identify your child’s love language, observe their behavior and responses to different forms of affection and attention. Here are some steps to help you: 1. Quality time: Notice if your child seeks your undivided attention and enjoys spending one-on-one time with you. They may appreciate activities or conversations that allow for focused interaction. 2. …

Come celebrate Autism Awareness Month with us!

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | March 1, 2023

What you will learn: Who it is for: Who will be presenting: Do you know of a friend and family member who could benefit from this info? Feel free to pass on the info and ask them to RSVP by emailing: Jen@alignedparentingservices.com We look forward to meeting you on March 31st @ 11am! JenFounder of Aligned …

Get Your Kiddo Excited About Potty Training!

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | August 2, 2019

I know it sounds impossible, but I promise there are ways to get your kids to be ok with – and dare I say – excited about potty training! For more info email: Jen@AlignedParentingServices.com Still not convinced your child will be motivated to begin potty training?  Email me to brainstorm some other idea, or join …

7 Things to Do BEFORE Potty Training

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | July 29, 2019

Before beginning potty training, there are 7 things you might want to consider doing: #1 – Consult With Your Child’s School If your child is in daycare, or school, or is about to join either, I strongly suggest you touch base with them before beginning potty training.  This way you can see what their potty …

Second Step: Understanding Why Your Child’s Tantruming

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | July 22, 2019

Before you begin, I highly recommend you read the blog ‘The First Step to Understanding Why Your Child is Tantruming’, so you can determine the ABCs of your child’s tantruming behavior.  Once you determine the ABCs, we can start analyzing that info to figure out the “why”.  So what is the “why”. In the ABA …

First Step: Understanding Why Your Child’s Tantruming

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | July 22, 2019

The first step to addressing any challenging behavior is to figure out the “why” What do I mean by the “why”? The “why” is what your child is trying to communicate by engaging in challenging behavior.  You’ve probably heard me say it before – and I’m going to say it again – behavior is a …

6 Signs Your Child is Ready to Potty Train

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | July 22, 2019

Ahhh so you’re thinking of potty training. It’s as dirty job but someones gotta do it…. And you’re not sure if your child is ready for potty training. Well, I’m here to save you a lot of time and effort by going over 6 signs you should look for to know if your child is …

Your Child’s Behaviors Aren’t “Bad”…

By Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA | July 21, 2019

When trying to make sense of your child’s challenging behaviors, I invite you to not categorize them as “bad” or “good”; rather as a form of communication. What do I mean by that? We all communicate with others in a variety of ways throughout the day. The most obvious form is verbal communication. Everything from …