This week or maybe it was last week…my head is spinning these days, I guest posted again for Green Eggs and Moms. Have I mentioned how I much I love her site?
Here’s a sneak preview…
Once you have an understanding of why a child is choosing a negative or bad behavior, it is easier to respond and help them to find a different behavior that works better for both of you.
We choose behaviors for a reason.
We yell to get attention and be heard. We cry to show frustration and disappointment. We push and kick when we don’t have the skills or can’t find the words to express anger and resentment.
We steal when we feel we can’t get what we desire using traditional methods. We use the words “please” and “thank you” when we want to show respect in an effort to get what we want.
We use behaviors to communicate our needs.