Children’s behaviour – it can delight, confuse and frustrate you. When your child behaves in challenging ways, our behaviour management options can help.
Children don’t always find it easy to make transitions between activities. But transitions still need to happen! Here’s how to make them easier.
Teaching skills to children is an important part of behaviour management. Get four options for teaching skills: instructions, modelling, shaping and steps.
Routines help family life run smoothly and can help with children’s behaviour. Get tips for using routines to help with behaviour management.
What’s the secret to encouraging good behaviour in children? Give them lots of positive attention when they’re behaving well. This article explains.
Praise helps children feel good about themselves, which boosts self-esteem and confidence. Praise can also encourage good behaviour in children. Read more.
You can use planning ahead as a behaviour management tool to get through challenging situations and times when your child misbehaves. Read more.
Family rules are good for parents and kids. This guide explains how to involve kids and teens in making rules and get rules working well for your family.
It’s great when children cooperate, but this doesn’t just happen. Help your child learn about cooperation by using effective instructions and requests.
Changing your child’s behaviour can be hard. It’s often easier and better to change your child’s environment. Read about this behaviour management tool.
Distraction can work well as a child behaviour management strategy, especially when young children are bored or cranky. Get tips for distracting your child.
Used effectively, consequences can be a handy tool to have in your child behaviour management toolkit. Read how to use different types of consequences.
Planned ignoring is when you take your attention away when your child behaves badly. This can be a useful child behaviour tool, as our guide explains.
Time-out is taking your child away from interesting activities and attention as a consequence for unacceptable behaviour. Find out how to get started.
Time-out not working? Common problems include children refusing to go, challenging behaviour during time-out or leaving time-out. Get time-out help tips.
This step-by-step guide to using reward charts explains how to use rewards to encourage good behaviour and change difficult behaviour in your child.
Loss of privilege is removing one of your child’s activities or belongings as a consequence for misbehaviour. It can be an effective discipline for kids.
Getting children ready and out the door in the morning can sometimes be a challenge. ‘Beat the buzzer’ is a morning routine game that can help.