Goodtimer News

  • A Guide to Cultivating Self-Control in Your Child

    Goodtimer integrates positive reinforcement through visual feedback to encourage and reinforce self-control in children, creating a positive and rewarding journey for both parents and children alike.
  • Empowering Parents: Understanding and Nurturing Picky Eaters

    All kids are expected to go through phases of liking and disliking certain foods. If you're in the middle of a particularly picky phase, here are some tips to help your picky eater make healthy choices.
  • Potty Training: Tips, Timing, and Tools for a Smooth Transition

    Potty training is a unique journey for each child (and, of course, that child's parent(s)). Manage bumps in the road by practicing patience, exercising skill, and utilizing positive reinforcement techniques (like the Goodtimer) to encourage progress and support your efforts.

  • Mastering Bedtime Battles with Goodtimer: A Parent's Guide to Happy Bedtime Routines

    Creating a bedtime routine helps kids go to sleep earlier, fall asleep faster, and improve sleep quality. Turn your child’s nighttime routine into a family game with Goodtimer, the educational toy that acts like an interactive behavior chart. Much more than a simple children’s timer, Goodtimer turns bedtime into a breeze through positive reinforcement.

  • Cultivating Healthier Screen Time Habits for Kids

    Creating and enforcing rules to limit kids' screen time serves to enrich screen time benefits and mitigate screen time risks. The content children absorb from screens - as well as how often they are absorbing that content - has a significant influence on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Since most parents want (at least some) say over who their children are becoming, and with consideration for research showing excessive media exposure can negatively impact children’s developmental trajectories, here is a guide to help parents effectively manage the relationship between their beloved children and their children's beloved screens.

  • Building Empathy in Young Children with Aggressive Behaviors

    Aggressive outbursts in young children are extremely common since they lack the skill set to regulate their emotions effectively. When parents can meet their young children’s aggression with patience, understanding, and empathy, they are communicating the social and biological reality that children - and their behavior - are works in progress, and that the adult is there to help them on this journey. Modeling empathy and encouraging its practice with praise and reinforcement builds harmony in the home, benefiting children and parents alike.
  • Three Tips to Get Kids to Help at Home

    Need help with getting your kids to help out around the house? Learn how you can motivate your family to lend a hand at home with these three simple tips.
  • The BEST Way To Get Your Kids to Listen!

    We all know there is no instruction guide that arrives in our mailbox when we begin raising children. Using positive language to encourage your kids to make great choices while involving them in a fun and engaging game that provides positive reinforcement to motivate them to keep at it can inspire your kids to be awesome listeners!