Behavioral Tips & Strategies

During the cold weather, with kids being indoors, unwanted behaviors seem to increase. Here are a few tips and strategies to assist in decreasing these
inappropriate behaviors at home and/or in social situations.

  • Expectations and consequences! – Ensure that rules are clearly stated, posted, and reviewed.
  • Consistency is Key! – Be sure to follow through and refer back to your expectations no matter the environment or situation.
  • Communication – Having an open dialogue where every family member feels safe to express their opinions and feelings in a respectful manner.
  • Visuals Help - Reward charts, written/picture schedule of their daily routine, First/Then Board (stating the expectation first before the giving the desired behavior or activity).

Please view this link to a PDF file which will provide links to additional online resources with tips and strategies.