Home Become a Certified Provider Resource Manual Module 6: POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS

Module 6: POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS

What's my care-giving style?

Caregiving styles fall roughly into three categories. Do you recognize your style?

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Learning how to be good caregivers and teachers

Children come into this world helpless and unable to thrive without us. Our job is to love and nurture them and to teach them how to live.

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How can we treat children with respect?

We can treat our children with respect by using discipline techniques that teach them self-control and responsibility.

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Basic behavior management

Think about helping a child learn about finger paint. Let's imagine these children had never seen finger paint before. Hardly any caregiver would ever think of just putting out lots of paint in front of this group of young children without some guidance.
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Child behavior: What caregivers can do to change their child's behavior

What is normal behavior for a child?
Normal behavior in children depends on the child's age, personality, and physical and emotional development. A child's behavior may be a problem if it doesn't match the expectations of the family or if it is disruptive.
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How to listen so kids get heard

Create an atmosphere where kids feel they can talk freely.
  • Make the time to listen.
  • Accept the child's thoughts and feelings.
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Possible causes of challenging behavior

Any discussion around “What can we do?” needs to start with: “What exactly is happening?” and “Why is it happening?”

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On consequences

A consequence is what results when a rule is broken. For example; your son leaves the hammer in the rain-he loses the privilege to use it the next time.
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Helping a child become independent

Growing up and becoming independent is one of the most important jobs of childhood. As children learn to do more for themselves, they become more confident, they feel good about themselves, and they are more able to relate better with other children. 
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The toolbox

The Nuts and Bolts of a Good Plan is Teaching the New Skill...
  • Replace problem behavior with a new skill
  • Intentionally teach throughout the day
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A caregiver's guide to understanding temperament

How often have you heard a child described as “easy” or “difficult” or “shy until you get to know her?”

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Understanding behavioral intervention

What is "Functional Assessment of Behavior"?
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