Acting Up or Acting Out? Helping Kids Understand their Behavior.
You’d like to have a child who listens to what you say and acts appropriately. But sometimes they act out or melt down and you wonder if there’s something wrong with them or with you.
Challenging behavior is a part of child development but that doesn’t mean you are helpless. Whether you’re working with a 3-year-old or a 15-year-old, understanding why they act out and what kinds of rewards and consequences work can be helpful.
Why Kids Act Out
If you’ve ever wondered why a child is throwing a tantrum or being disrespectful, we have some ways of understanding where that behavior is coming from. We’ll help you look past the drama to the real reasons.
Encouraging Positive Behavior
Praise and attention can make huge improvements to behavior. But how do you get started? And what kinds of rewards will really make a difference?
Bad Behavior? Try Consequences
Communicating and enforcing consequences can seem like an uphill battle. It’s worth it though, to change the course of meltdowns, tantrums and acting out.