Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Using Positive Methods for Behavior Change at Home

How might you address your child’s challenging behavior?You’ll find this reader-friendly site is well organized. It has facts about all aspects involved in working with children who have challenging behavior. Links to information on assessment and special education are provided.
Yet more on teaching children to manage their own behavior.What Works briefs from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning summarize effective practices for supporting children’s social-emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors. This 4-pager describes practical strategies for helping children learn to manage their own behavior and provides references to more information.
Reinforcing positive behavior at home.Positive reinforcement is the most powerful and useful method of changing or developing behaviors. Use it to improve your child’s behavior.
Alternatives to spanking.Based on research, experts offer productive and concrete alternatives to spanking that parents can implement after little kids have misbehaved.
Reinforcing small changes in behavior.Written by a psychologist who works extensively with children and teens with AD/HD and explosive and defiant behaviors, this article talks about how children and adolescents learn, about misbehavior, and small steps that parents can use to help their child toward better behavior.
Get behavior in shape at home.How do you create a Positive Behavioral Support system in your home? This Web site gives easy-to-implement suggestions. Learn the reasoning behind different techniques and how to use them to achieve your behavior goals. Specific examples include: eating dinner, asking for things while grocery shopping, and budgeting to teach children the value of money.
Learn practical solutions to common behavior problems.This web page links to 12 different publications on various topics, including promoting resilience in children, encouraging good behavior, and how to get your children involved in addressing their own challenging behaviors.
Your parent-friendly guide to functional assessment and support.This 21-page guide describes what a functional assessment is, and what it can do to help your child. You can use this information to help your child at home, and also work with school staff to put a plan into place at school.
Top 7 behavior management tips.Many behaviors can be minimized by controlling your response to them. With these tips, you can decrease behavior problems using redirection. The goal of redirection is to teach the student to monitor and correct his own behavior.
Managing bad behavior at home.This article takes a look at the question of “why kids are horrors at home.”
What is a functional behavioral assessment? Overview for parents.A 3-page brief for parents on functional behavioral assessment.

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