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Supporting Positive Behaviour


Supporting Positive Behaviour

Behaviour Management

Children’s behaviour – can often delight, confuse, frustrate or even anger you as a parent. When your child behaves in challenging ways, it’s good to have a range of behaviour management options. The following link will support you in – 

  • Understanding the first step to managing your child’s behaviour
  • Choosing the behaviour management technique/techniques that are right for you

Behaviour Management -Tantrums

For toddlers and preschool children, tantrums are extremely common. They can be a child’s way of managing challenging feelings. It is important to have a plan for managing them in times when the situations that trigger them could not be avoided.

The following link will provide support in the managing of tantrums.

Tantrum Tamers:

32 Phrases to Use With 3 and 4 Year-Olds

The trick to communicating successfully with three and four year-olds is to be clever, funny, clear, rested, and to have a method to calming yourself down as fast as possible.

Children this age are often more aggressive and frustrated than they were as toddlers, so being aware of this and meeting their challenging behaviour with strategies and patience are very helpful for all involved.