Feedback from Parent/Carer workshop
Managing behaviour workshop 19th October 2018
Exploring Parenting Workshop
This week Glebe hosted its first ‘Exploring Parenting’ workshop – the first of 5 this term. Please look at the parent/carer workshop area of our website for details of the further 4 workshops. These workshops are drop in sessions from 9.15 – 11.15 and do not have to be booked in advance – just turn up – we’d love to see you. We respectfully ask that you find alternative childcare for young children if you plan to attend.
On Wednesday 19th Sept 2018 the workshop focus was on Managing Behaviour (part 1). If you missed it the workshop you may like to see the information below.
The workshop looked at:
- Understanding your child's behaviour
- Boundary setting
- Types of tantrum and how to respond to them
- The incredible 5 point scale
- ACT - Acknowledge, Communicate, Target
- Choices and consequences
- Staying positive
A useful question to think about:
- What is your child trying to tell you through their behaviour?
Some useful tips:
- We should expect different behaviour from different aged children.
- We all have BIG feelings and need to manage them.
- We feel contained by others when they listen to us, are respectful, don’t tell us what we should have done, and are not overwhelmed by what they tell us.
- We need to have clear, consistent age-appropriate expectations.
- The Incredible 5 Point Scale is a useful tool to teach social and emotional information in a concrete, systematic and non-judging way – have a ‘google’ about this.
- Acknowledge your child’s feeling/want to show them that their feelings and wishes are valid and accepted. Communicate the limit by being specific, clear and brief. Target an alternative or distract them. The goal is to provide your child with an acceptable outlet to express their feeling or original action.
- Always give your child age appropriate choices and age appropriate consequences.
- When giving consequences they need to be in the here and now.
- Make sure you stay consistent with your consequences and stick to them. Talk about why the consequence was given in the first place after the incident.
- Stay positive – offer a reward chart. Give attention to positive behaviour.
You are your child’s biggest teacher in life and they will copy what you say and what you do!