Behaviour management tips & tools articles
Behaviour management for your child: an introduction
Behaviour management for your child: an introduction
Children’s behaviour – it can delight, confuse and frustrate you. When your child behaves in challenging ways, our behaviour management options can help.
Teaching skills to children: different approaches
Teaching skills to children: different approaches
Teaching skills to children is an important part of behaviour management. Get three options for teaching skills: instructions, modelling and step by step.
Transitions for children: helping children change activities
Transitions for children: helping children change activities
Children don’t always find it easy to move between activities, but these transitions still need to happen. Read how to help with transitions for children.
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? Paying attention and giving lots of positive attention when children behave well. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.