Tina Pratt Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

Mom Report: Santa at Liberty Center


Santa exists! Back in 2015, I took my kids to see Santa at Liberty Center mall and my jaw dropped. This was no ordinary “fill in” Santa; Santa at Liberty Center is the REAL deal. His real mustache and beard are just right, his nose and cheeks are rosy, and when he laughs, you can… Read more »

Mom Report: TopGolf


Somehow, in a couple short weeks, my oldest will be SEVEN! Time definitely flies when you are having fun! My son wanted to celebrate his love of sports with his Cincinnati United soccer team. Since they spent three days a week playing soccer together this fall, I needed to find another sport they could experience… Read more »

DabitZ!


They had them at “dab!” My children were dabbing and giggling as I carefully opened our DabitZ set and read the directions. The directions were well organized and easy to follow, which allowed me to get my son up and going within minutes. The set included the pixel templates, vellum, and special “dabbing” markers that… Read more »

WTF … What’s the Function?


Every behavior serves a purpose. That purpose is called the function or the “why” the behavior occurs. Behavior “works” for kids when they are “rewarded” or reinforced with what they are seeking. For example, when a child is throwing a tantrum in the Target toy aisle because they want the newest Ninjago Lego Set, the… Read more »

Tiny Humans


I am a behavior specialist. I spend my days…AND nights dissecting behaviors, determining the functions of behaviors, and deciding on interventions to put in place to decrease negative behaviors and increase the positive ones. I am also a mother of two. My kids are 4 and 6 and I often hear, “Oh as a behavior… Read more »

Mom Report: Peter Pan JR.


My family has been counting down the days until The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Peter Pan Jr. hit the stage at the Taft Theatre. We visited our local library, picked up Peter Pan books, and enjoyed reading them together. Both of my kids are bookworms and I knew they would enjoy seeing the story “jump”… Read more »

Mom Report: Chrisholm Nature Playscape


Over the summer, the kids and I participated in the MetroParks of Butler Counties 50 Fun Things Challenge. We had so much fun creekin’, collecting rocks, and marking our sheet to keep track of the fun things we had done. When summer was over, we turned in our sheet to the office at Voice of… Read more »

Stopped In Our Tracks


Sometimes your kiddos do things that make you stop in your tracks and look at them with amazement. Recently, I had that stop in your tracks moment with my oldest. His school held their fundraiser kickoff and when I picked him up from school, he could not wait to tell me all about the prizes… Read more »

Phases of Acting Out Behavior


Understanding the Phases of Acting out Behavior can be helpful information in interrupting your child’s meltdown cycle before it gets to the peak, which I like to call HULK mode. Managing your child’s behavior appropriately in the early/Bruce Banner phases will prevent serious behaviors from occurring. Phases one through four are the phases to teach… Read more »

Mom Report: Blooms & Berries’ Fall on the Farm


OH. MY. GOURD. Blooms and Berries did not disappoint this weekend as we made our third annual family trip to Fall on the Farm. As soon as we unbuckled our kids, they were ready to take off and play at their favorite areas and check to see if there were new things too. Sister bear… Read more »

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