Session 4. Teaching Problem Solving Steps, New Behaviors and Decreasing Inappropriate Behavior with Young Children
Problem Solving Steps and Teaching What We Want
Children learn primarily from watching, listening and doing. As parents we are their teachers! If we want them to learn positive behaviors we need to be sure that we are giving them positive information through what we do, what we say and what we help them to do.
This week we will focus on helping our children be good problem-solvers and teach them new behaviors through our words and actions. Strategies include:
Decreasing Inappropriate Behaviors
Even if we do our best to avoid problem behavior our children will still do things we don't like. They are still learning! It is helpful to have some tools in our positive discipline toolbox that help decrease those behaviors over time.
We will also discuss and practice the following strategies:
Homework for this week:
Using Problem-Solving Techniques with Young Children
Teaching New Behaviors
More Positive Discipline Tools to Decrease Negative Behaviors
Positive Discipline Toolkit