Guiding Behavior

Set Limits

- setting limits helps child set limits for himself

- show understanding, explain limits, acknowledge feelings, give options

- if limits are not consistent then children don't take parent seriously

Encourage Independence

- child says me do it for independence

- too big expectations will not be met

- self-feeding.. changing clothes.. washing up are ways for kids to be independent

-this increases confidence and independence

Promoting Sharing

- engage in children activities

- put them in situations to share

- limit materials available

- make clear what you are trying to teach

- praise good behavior

Deal with Aggressive Behavior

- child is upset and needs are not being met

-find the cause of the behavior and fix it

- find the cause and encourage more appropriate behavior

- result in time-out