Scary or Spooky Behavior?

Scary or Spooky Behavior?

As parents and people who work with children, we bear witness to a broad range of behaviors. From sweet to sour and everything in between. Truth is, we see the same range of behaviors in adults! If you've been around people long enough, you know exactly what I mean. 

No Judgment

Rather than viewing tantrums, screaming matches, whining and teeth-gnashing episodes as behavior problems and character flaws, what if instead, we looked at them as the skill-building opportunities they really are? And...if we can extend this thinking to children, we can learn to extend it to adults as well. 

How would that change how WE feel when faced with these behaviors? How would that change how we react? How would it change the future...when we provide support, encouragement and new skills?

Quicker Changes

One bonus to teaching new skills, providing support and encouragement is that we'll see changes quicker and they will be longer-lasting. Raise your hand if you're a parent or educator who'd like to see improved behavior in a shorter amount of time! I know I'm in good company!

See below for some ideas that help!

Help is on the Horizon

Here's a list of posts that provide more insights, guidance and ideas on how you can begin to turn it all around in your home, classroom or daycare:

More Help: Newest Resources

Our newest resources to help with self-regulation and dealing with BIG feelings are hot off the press! 

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Until next time,

Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is  the founder of Kidlutions and co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, co-creator of BLOOM Brainsmarts, and creator of The Joyful Parent. She is the author of numerous workbooks and resources to help from the preschool through the teen years. 

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