This webinar looks at behaviour being a means of communication and that often challenging behaviour is just a normal part of growing up. This also discusses social competence and why this is important? You will learn tips on how to develop your child’s social skills as well as some common strategies to support your child’s behaviour. Behaviour guidance is about teaching children to self-regulate teaching them to make good decisions because they’re the right things to do not because they’re frightened of a consequence of some kind of punishment that you might deliver as a parent or educator or caregiver. It’s about learning to control our emotions to self-regulate so we have to start with the point of all behaviour is a form of communication.
If a child is demonstrating challenging behaviour then they’re communicating that something’s wrong. So the first thing we should do is think. H.A.L.T. so not to be reactive ourselves but to hold for a moment and just think what’s being communicated here.
Is my child hungry are they angry or suffering from some other um emotion that they can’t control are they lonely are they just looking for attention? Are they tired so if you think halt hungry angry lonely or tired? You’re going probably to quickly find that it’s either a physical or emotional challenge that they’re trying to communicate to you. So and again just a reminder that we can only expect a child to take responsibility for their own actions if we give them the freedom to control their own behaviours.
if we control their behaviour, then we’re responsible for their actions and although some of their behaviours or actions might be very amusing a lot of undesirable. So we need to teach children to control their behaviour by teaching them to control their emotions.