The Learning Process: 5 Tips to Help Manage Your Kid's Behavior! by Pepi Silverman
As children develop, their behavior "communicates" the learning process. A child's irritability can reflect confusion or frustration. Withdrawn behavior can indicate fear or apprehension. Compliance can merely be a consequence of exposure. Parents can support their children and manage their behavior by using it as "communication." The following strategies can help to better manage their behavior:
- Early Intervention: Pre-teaching and preparation supports growth
- Keep a Journal: The context of behavior can help to understand it
- Use a Break Card: Breaks can alleviate stress and prevent an episode
- Be Calm, But Assertive: Calm, firm tones provides structure for kids
- Lower the Volume: Speaking quietly helps to calm children
Good luck, Mom and Dad!