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
Family rules are good for parents and kids. This guide explains how to involve kids and teens in making rules and get rules working well for your family.
Requests and instructions: helping children cooperate
Requests and instructions: helping children cooperate
It’s great when children cooperate, but this doesn’t just happen. Help your child learn about cooperation by using effective instructions and requests.
Changing the environment: behaviour management tool
Changing the environment: behaviour management tool
Changing your child’s behaviour can be hard. It’s often easier and better to change your child’s environment. Read about this behaviour management tool.
Distraction: behaviour management tool
Distraction: behaviour management tool
Distraction can work well as a child behaviour management strategy, especially when young children are bored or cranky. Get tips for distracting your child.
Using consequences in behaviour management
Using consequences in behaviour management
Used effectively, consequences can be a handy tool to have in your child behaviour management toolkit. Read how to use different types of consequences.
Child behaviour tools: planned ignoring
Child behaviour tools: planned ignoring
Planned ignoring is when you take your attention away when your child behaves badly. This can be a useful child behaviour tool, as our guide explains.
Using time-out to guide your child’s behaviour
Using time-out to guide your child’s behaviour
Time-out is taking your child away from interesting activities and attention as a consequence for unacceptable behaviour. Find out how to get started.
Making time-out work for you
Making time-out work for you
Time-out not working? Common problems include children refusing to go, challenging behaviour during time-out or leaving time-out. Get time-out help tips.
Using reward charts successfully
Using reward charts successfully
This step-by-step guide to using reward charts explains how to use rewards to encourage good behaviour and change difficult behaviour in your child.
Loss of privilege: discipline tools for kids
Loss of privilege: discipline tools for kids
Loss of privilege is removing one of your child’s activities or belongings as a consequence for misbehaviour. It can be an effective discipline for kids.
‘Beat the buzzer’: morning routine game
‘Beat the buzzer’: morning routine game
Getting children ready and out the door in the morning can sometimes be a challenge. ‘Beat the buzzer’ is a morning routine game that can help.