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1 1 Summer Camp, 2012

2 Intervention Strategies for Challenging Behaviours Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

3 What is Behaviour? What you see and/or hear is behavior, not your subjective interpretation of the child’s “attitude” Attitude cannot be seen or heard (Attitude is an internal process.) Is it really possible to “misbehave”? How is it possible to miss having a way of being? Answer:It’s not! Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

4 Defining Behaviour Problem Adult-centered definitions of “misbehavior” focus on effect child’s behavior has on the adult Child-centered definitions of “unacceptable behavior” focus on appropriateness or inappropriateness of action (Identifying behavior as Inappropriate in a specific situation does not suggest fault or blame) Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

5 By using these Powers and Skills a classroom climate is created that models: Seven Essential Live Values Seven Basic Social Skills Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

6 Seven Essential Life Values Integrity Interdependence Respect Empowerment Diversity Compassion Responsibility Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

7 Seven Basic Social Skills Anger management Helpfulness (kindness, sharing) Assertiveness Impulse control Cooperation Empathy Problem solving Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

8 Self Control is Mind Control Being aware of your own thoughts and feelings-With this awareness, you become the director of your behavior. Without self-control you turn your life over to people, events and things Self-talk and inner speech continually runs in our heads. Experts estimate that each of us has more than 77,000 thoughts a day Becoming aware of your own thoughts and feelings is a major accomplishment Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

9 Seven Basic Skills of Discipline that come from Self Control  Composure: Becoming the person you want children to be  Encouragement: Building a school family  Assertiveness: Saying “no” and being heard  Choices: Self-esteem and willpower  Positive Intent: Creating teaching moments  Empathy: Handling the fussing and fits  Consequences: Helping children learn from their mistakes Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

10 Awareness + Acknowledgement + Forgiveness = Change Awareness + Acknowledgement + Punishment = Repetition Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

11 3 Questions to ask before initiating interaction with a child – Cognitive Development? – Emotional Development? – Social Development? Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

12 Roadblocks to problem-solving when the child comes to you with a problem 1. Ordering2. Threatening 3. Blaming4. Labeling 5. Moralizing6. Lecturing Advising 8. Analyzing 9. Praising 10.Reassuring 11.Probing (questioning) 12.Diverting (distracting) Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

13 The Difference between Punishment & Positive Guidance Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

14 Punishment Lowers self-esteem Humiliates Degrades Hurts Angers Frustrates Embarrasses Discourages Denies affection Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

15 Positive Guidance Builds self-esteem Respects Gives hope Models social competence Gives confidence Encourages Facilitates trust Gives emotional support Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

16 INTENTIONS?????? 1The intent is to punish: The goal is to make children feel guilty, wrong or bad about themselves 2The intent is to save: The goal is to save children from intense feelings of discomfort, generally because they are uncomfortable for us 3The intent is to teach: The goal is to help children to feel, reflect and be responsible for their choices Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

17 10 Principles of Discipline 1. Know your children 2. Knowledge of how children develop 3. Positive Discipline holds adults accountable as models 4. Positive Discipline demands adults maintain self control 5. We see from the child’s point of view Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

18 10 principles of discipline cont. 6. State clearly and assertively what we want and expect 7. Positive Discipline asks that we use discipline as teaching, not to punish 8. Positive Discipline demands that we be in relationship with children 9. Positive Discipline looks for solutions, NOT blame 10. Positive Discipline is always communicated with the intention of love. Bushra Shahab-OUP ( )

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