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Behaviour toolkit

Encouraging good behaviour

On this page, you'll find a range of options to help you encourage good behaviour and deal with difficult behaviour in a positive, constructive way. Start with the introduction for information on using these tools. And watch this space because more tools will be coming to this section soon.

  • Make a toddler book

    Top 15 tips to good behaviour

    There are some very simple things you can do to encourage good behaviour in kids which don't cause stress or tears. 

  • Cartoon

    Negotiating with kids

    See the Connecting & Communicating section to learn how to negotiate and achieve a 'win-win' outcome for you and your child.
  • Cartoon

    Talking with kids

    Good behaviour follows good relationships. Find out how to talk and listen to your child in a positive, constructive way in our Talking with Kids section.
  • Videos on the Raising Children website

    Behaviour techniques in action

    Watch this demonstration of some good-behaviour strategies – attending, active listening and descriptive praise – in this short video created by the NSW Department of Community Services. Play the video now

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