Behaviour Toolkit articles
Behaviour management for your child
Behaviour management for your child
Children’s behaviour – it can delight, confuse and frustrate you. When your child behaves in challenging ways, our behaviour management options can help.
Helping children make transitions between activities
Helping children make transitions between activities
Children don’t always find it easy to make transitions between activities. But transitions still need to happen! Here’s how to make them easier.
Teaching skills to children: different approaches
Teaching skills to children: different approaches
Teaching skills to children is an important part of behaviour management. Get four options for teaching skills: instructions, modelling, shaping and steps.
Using routines to manage behaviour
Using routines to manage behaviour
Routines help family life run smoothly and can help with children’s behaviour. Get tips for using routines to help with behaviour management.
Using attention to improve behaviour
Using attention to improve behaviour
What’s the secret to encouraging good behaviour in children? Give them lots of positive attention when they’re behaving well. This article explains.
Praise, encouragement and rewards
Praise, encouragement and rewards
An outline of how descriptive praise, encouragement and rewards build self-esteem and encourage good behaviour in children and teenagers.
Planning ahead: behaviour management tool
Planning ahead: behaviour management tool
You can use planning ahead as a behaviour management tool to get through challenging situations and times when your child misbehaves. Read more.
Family rules
Family rules
This guide to family rules explains how to make rules for family life, involve kids and teens in family rules, and get rules to work well for your family.
Requests and instructions: helping children do as they’re told
Requests and instructions: helping children do as they’re told
It’s great when children do as they’re told, but this doesn’t just happen. Help your child learn to cooperate by using effective instructions and requests.
Changing your child's environment
Changing your child's environment
A guide to how environment or surroundings affect your child's behaviour, and ways you can change the environment to make your child behave differently.
Using consequences in behaviour management
Using consequences in behaviour management
Used effectively, consequences can be a handy tool to have in your behaviour management toolkit. Read about different consequences, including time-out.
Systematic ignoring
Systematic ignoring
A guide to using systematic ignoring to deal with behaviour problems in young children. Includes tips and information on how giving and withholding attention can shape children's behaviour.
Using time-out to guide your child’s behaviour
Using time-out to guide your child’s behaviour
You can use time-out as a child behaviour strategy and form of discipline. This article explains how, plus practical tips on how to use time-out.
Making time-out work for you
Making time-out work for you
Time-out not working the way you’d hoped? Get tips for making it work better, troubleshooting problems and using time-out for kids with special needs.
Using reward charts successfully
Using reward charts successfully
A step-by-step guide to using star charts, reward charts, rewards charts and sticker charts to encourage good behaviour and change difficult behaviour in preschoolers, school-age children and children aged 3-8 years.
Loss of privilege: discipline tools for kids
Loss of privilege: discipline tools for kids
Loss of privilege as a consequence for difficult behaviour can be an effective form of discipline for kids. Get practical advice on using loss of privilege.
'Beat the buzzer' game
'Beat the buzzer' game
A guide to playing 'Beat the buzzer', a morning routine game to get children ready on time for school or child care.