This page offers the best information for dealing with a child behavior problem, inside my FREE ebook offering solutions for prevention and positive behavior supports for all ages. Why struggle any longer when you can apply some simple techniques that will make everyone's life better?
Using effective methods of discipline can decrease child bad behavior, but the child's reaction to them can often be discouraging to parents. By applying the techniques outlined in the book, it can help to prevent problems in the first place.
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that has worked with many children of all ages and different levels of need and as a mother of THREE myself, I understand what you are going through. You may find that you need to apply them all or just a few, but either way you are sure to discover great ideas for whatever your child behavior problem may be.
Then be sure to check out the Behavior Help section for additional tips to working with signs of ADHD, neurological disorders in children, such as characteristics for autism, and sensory disorders.
Proactive strategies and prevention are the best way to help with decreasing a child behavior problem. Once your child is already engaging in things like aggression, self injurious behavior or just a flat out meltdown, it's like trying to steer an out of control car with a flat tire back onto the road... Many times this is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT! If you know a flat tire is about to occur and you know how to prevent a flat tire from happening in the first place, you don't have to wait until the car is about to crash.
Another reason to apply the methods in the book are to help with the use of other more traditional reactive techniques, such as time outs. These can be an effective tool for responding to aggression and decreasing that problem behavior, but initially it can also substantially increase aggression. Once in time out, you may continue to see aggressive behavior in children even more severely than before.
As a result, parents may unintentionally use the method improperly, coming to the conclusion that time outs just don’t work. However, if you put proactive strategies in place first as outlined in my FREE eBook, you will find when you do need to use time outs, they will be much easier to do and more effective. You may even automatically see a decrease in child behavior problems, like temper tantrums and meltdowns in general just by applying the outlined concepts provided in the book.
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