Q & A: What Advice Should I Give Parents About Managing Behavior?February 3, 2021
This week’s tip is an answer to a question from one of our subscribers!
Q: What are effective ways that could work to stop undesirable behavior in children, especially when they tend to be resistant? What advice should I give to parents?
A: Check out the video below from the Keystones of Development curriculum!
Key points from the video:
1. Prompt – Using polite, clear instructions can teach a child how to behave.
2. Catch Child Being Good – Recognize when the child is behaving well. Children seek attention, and if they only get it by doing negative behavior, it will reinforce that behavior.
3. Praise – Giving positive attention to a child when they are behaving well will make them want to behave well more often.
4. Ignore small negative behaviors – By not giving attention to negative behaviors, the child will likely move on and those negative behaviors will become less frequent.
Don’t forget, as a provider, you can model these tips in addition to discussing them with parents during the visit!
Tune in next week for a tip on how to handle aggressive behaviors!