Surprisingly Simple Techniques for Challenging Behaviour - Kathy Brodie Early Years Training
I often get asked about children’s behaviour. It is a massive topic, with many facets. However, I would always start from the perspective that all behaviour, good or unacceptable, is a form of communication. It is how we, as practitioners and adults, respond to that communication that makes all the difference. The Webster Stratton method is a well known and widely used behaviour management strategy. It is based on a hierarchy pyramid, with Play at the foundation, moving up through Praise, Limit setting, Ignoring and using Time out as a final resort. When working with parents, there is a focus each week on one element, and the strategies are then constructed from this information. The heart of play and behaviour is that the play is child led and that children are allowed to play ‘freely’. For example, you may be getting lots of children saying “no”, even in circumstances where a “yes” would be in their best interests, for example washing hands so they can have a snack. P.S.
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