Behavior management and young children

Dealing with children’s behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of parenting and Teachers Aide comes into play with ease when applying the right strategies and ensure the students are well supported at the school setting.

Behavior management is about guiding your child’s behavior so that they learn the appropriate way to behave, rather than just punishing them when they do something you don’t like. A positive and constructive approach is often the best way to guide your child’s behavior.

Understanding: the first step to child behaviour management

It’s normal for children to behave in challenging ways at different stages and in particular situations. So trying to understand the child’s behavior is an important step in managing it. Don’t forget that children so have big feelings and not enough words to express them. Helping children/students express their feelings in a better way will be more effective than punishment.

Praise

Children are more likely to repeat behavior that earns praise. This means you can use praise to help change difficult behavior and replace it with desirable behavior. Ensure praise is constructive praise rather than generalized praise, so all the students know why they have earned this praise and are most likely to repeat this good behavior.

Rewards

A reward is a consequence of good behavior. It’s a way of saying ‘well done’ after the student has done something good or behaved well. For example, as a reward for keeping his class table tidy, you might let the student choose your own activity.

Rewards can work well at first, but it’s best not to overuse them. If you need to use them a lot, it might help to rethink the situation – are there any other strategies that you could try to encourage the behavior you want? Or is the task or behavior too hard for your child right now?

Note that bribery and rewards aren’t the same. A bribe is given before the behavior you want, and a reward is given after. Rewards reinforce good behavior, but bribes don’t.

Content Ref:

raisingchildren.net.au.

familynetwork.com

education.vic.gov.au

4 thoughts on “Behavior management and young children

  1. A lot of thanks for all your valuable hard work on this web page. Kim really likes getting into investigation and it’s really easy to understand why. Many of us know all of the dynamic medium you make invaluable steps on this web blog and as well as improve participation from people on that idea so our girl is certainly learning a lot of things. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You are conducting a pretty cool job.

  2. I am commenting to let you know of the great encounter my friend’s daughter found reading your web page. She figured out numerous issues, not to mention what it’s like to have a wonderful giving mood to have men and women really easily have an understanding of selected hard to do subject areas. You really exceeded our own expectations. Many thanks for imparting the interesting, safe, explanatory and even easy thoughts on the topic to Janet.

  3. I enjoy you because of all your efforts on this site. Ellie enjoys doing internet research and it’s easy to see why. All of us hear all concerning the compelling means you deliver good information by means of the blog and as well cause contribution from other people about this concept plus my daughter is actually being taught a lot. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one carrying out a glorious job.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *