Nowadays, children’s behavior is the biggest concern for parents. Whenever you stop them from enjoying movies, parties, and games. They will show their tantrums. Most of the children never like disciplined life like putting shoes and bags at their places, cleaning their study tables and shelves. Behavioral therapy is the way to control children’s behavior consistently and calmly. This therapy is a roadmap to guide parents, and there are many techniques involved to control the behavior of their children and help managing child behavior.
Define Behaviors: Managing Child Behavior
The first step is significant to identify the behavior of your child. You should observe the regular activities and child’s reactions to particular things to identify and understand the targeted behavior. How to classify behavior? Here are some highlights on the bases of some studies:
Specific- be clear what you expect from the child
Observable- Observe the activities and verbal communication
Measurable- How many times a particular behavior has happened
For example, one specific action is acting up. Moving around the ground and playing with friends for more than hours, you have specified. It is, of course, bad behavior of your child. Coming inside and playing for one or two hours is good behavior.
It may happen sometimes; even your child is at home, he will not start his academics work. He used to play around or finding something to kill his time. Such behavior is very annoying and disappointing.
Managing Child Behavior At Home:
Understand the effective response to problematic behavior. Parents should know what should be there after some specific practice and what should be there before some particular action. Every expression could have three aspects:
Prevention of misbehavior is the parents’ goal in behavioral therapy. To stop any action, you should understand the situations and factors that could be the reason for the bad behavior of your child. We can say the trigger. The trigger is the situation when your child’s behavior can be detrimental. Anticipating and learning antecedents is an essential aspect to prevent misbehavior.
Antecedents To Avoid:
Never be in the assumption that your child knows that what you want from them, you should make them understand and give words to your commands.
Moreover, Always instruct the child face to face. Never call from a distance.
The warning is the first tool to limit your child. The immediate transition is not good. Warn him before stopping them in his activities.
Repetitions of warning and instructions will not work at all.
However, your child doesn’t need to behave each time inappropriately. In some specific conditions, your child behaves well but sometimes misbehaves. As a parent, you should have the clarity in your mind that which behavior you want to encourage and what kind of response you should stop immediately.
Behavior leads to results, and results can be harmful or useful. Results follow the routine naturally or logically. The effects of the results can be positive or negative. If consequences are compelling, then the actions can be repeatedly done by the child.