Social media is flooded with parenting advice. And most of it gives a one-size-fits all, blanket statement about what we should be doing when our child has a distressing behavior. But that doesn’t work! Why not? Because we can’t just take a surface look at the behavior itself! We have to take a deeper look, ask ourselves the right questions, and THEN make a decision about how to respond.
The good news is, you don’t have to obtain a graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or have ten years of experience with behavior change to know this stuff. You’ve got me! No more throwing spaghetti at the wall just to see what sticks, only to try something new the next week.
As parents, we are busy, we are tired, and sometimes we’re just trying to make it through the day. It can be really difficult to pause, reflect, and come up with a game plan for responding to your child’s behavior. That’s why I made this handout for you! (Click on the link!)
Ask yourself Phase 1 questions in the heat of the moment, then reflect on Phase 2 & Phase 3 questions when your sanity is back online. It’s a great starting point.
Start to observe your child with curiosity, and become more confident in your parenting approach. You got this!