2 Common Reasons Why Children Misbehave Normal behavior for their ageNatural curiosityDon’t know betterAttentionPowerRevengeFeeling inadequate at the taskThe need to feel they belong
3 Positive Behavior and Choices In order to maintain control in a group setting, consider the amount of children with the space, safety, traffic patterns, and supervision within the room.When a child is misbehaving, the support teacher can sit beside a child and encourage them to participate.When a child habitually throws a tantrum at circle time because they do not get attention, remove the child from the group setting until they choose to calm down.
4 Positive Behavior and Choices Schedules and routines are important because they provide structure and security for children which promotes positive behavior & choices.This reduces tension and fears due to the “unknown” thus reducing misbehavior.
5 Misbehavior is the result of no consistency, schedule, or routines. Consistency is key to smooth schedules and routines.
6 Fair firm and consistent training so children know what is expected. Guidance and ModelingDisciplineTo model appropriate behavior and actions. It is continually done, a caregivers daily job.Fair firm and consistent training so children know what is expected.
7 PunishmentSelf-DisciplineA penalty inflicted for wrong doing through intimidation & fear.The ability to control one’s own behavior by personal choice.
9 Natural Consequence Define Example Things that naturally happen without parental interference.Child doesn’t come home in time for dinner, goes hungry
10 Limited Choices Define Example Giving a child 2-3 options so they can learn autonomy and decision making.Would you like apple juice, orange juice or milk?
11 Logical Consequence Define Example Consequence that the caregiver sets as a result of the child’s choice or action. Should match the offense.If gaming longer than told minutes, the consequence is no gaming for the rest of the week.
12 Time Out Define Example Child regains emotions in a quiet spot. Use sparingly.A child hit another child over dress up, time out for 4 minutes (age of child)
13 Positive Statements Define Example Child is told what they can do rather than what they can’t doInstead of saying, “Don’t throw sand at your sister,” say: “Keep the sand in the sand box.”
14 Reverse Attention/Positive Reinforcement DefineExampleFocusing on the child’s accomplishments and good choices through praise and ignore the negative behavior when possible.“I really like how Brody is sitting so quiet at circle time.”
15 Redirection Define Example If a child is doing something you do not want them to do, direct them with another option.If children are fighting over dress-up, “time to paint on the easel.”
16 Modeling Define Example Used to show how children can solve their own problems. Used to show how children can solve their own problems.I can hang up my coat and find my name on the rug, can you?
17 APPLICATION: Provide appropriate management solutions for dealing with problem behaviors. Be sure to list what positive guidance technique you are using FIRST, then proceed to explain what you will do.