Transitions are hard for many kids. Simply ending one activity and beginning a new one can trigger meltdowns. Are you pulling your hair out because Timmy always cries and shrieks when it is the transition from playtime to snack time? No sweat! Take the stress out of transitions by implementing these easy strategies. Read More »Tips And Tools For Tantrum-Free Transitions
When your child consistently misbehaves in certain situations – maybe she throws sand at the park or he bolts away from you at the mall – consider putting them on a contract. A written agreement that’s properly drafted can help shape positive behaviour, motivate your child to try their best and teach self-responsibility. Here’s how to draw up and use an effective behaviour contract.Read More »Improve Behaviour With A Behaviour Contract
Wished you could wear the shoes of your loved one with ASD to experience what he experiences? Here’s a little insight: Imagine going for a walk and being bombarded by lights and sounds so intense that you can’t help but scream and meltdown. Whoa! Yes, that’s what a stroll down the street can be like for someone with autism who is experiencing sensory overload.Read More »Sensory Overload Simulations
If you did the ABC homework we outlined in Part 2, you should have a clearer idea of what is triggering your child’s tantrums and under which category the antecedents (triggers) fall. The next step is to implement the behaviour management strategies to manage challenging behaviours. (To find the right strategies for you and your child, look under the applicable antecedent category.) As you’re doing so, remember to reinforce every time Tina or Thomas acts appropriately. Consistent and frequent praise goes a long way in shaping positive behaviour.Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 3
In Part 1 of this series, we outlined the general purpose of negative behaviour. Now, we focus on how to figure out what’s specifically triggering your child. Next we outline ways to help manage challenging behaviour. Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 2
Screaming, hitting, biting, flopping, self-injurious head banging, defiance. Does this sound like a regular Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night (or day, if you’re a teacher) with your youngster? If so, you must be frustrated and exhausted. Being able to manage challenging behaviour can be difficult, especially if it happens frequently. Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour — Part 1
Difficulty with a child who just does not listen? These two articles are great refreshers! http://www.ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/Obedience_Why_Do_You_Have_To_Tell_Them_Five_Times/ http://www.ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/10_Secrets_Every_Parent_Needs_to_Know_about_Saying_No/ For more information, read our post about The… Read More »Help! My child does not listen to me!!!
The first step to changing behaviour is ATTENTION to POSITIVE behaviour – so get started today and increase your repertoire of positive praise! Here’s a… Read More »Behaviour Change Through Positive Attention