As children grow and develop, their behaviour can be challenging at times. This is especially true in certain settings, like school or public places, where a child may become overwhelmed or overstimulated. It’s important that parents and educators provide appropriate behavioural support to ensure that children understand how to behave properly and are able to control their impulses.
Behavioural support can come in many forms. For example, parents and teachers can set clear expectations for behaviour and provide positive reinforcement when those expectations are met. They can also model good behaviour themselves, reminding children of appropriate social responses and problem-solving strategies.
In cases where a child is struggling to regulate their behaviour, additional support may be needed. This can include working with a behavioural specialist or therapist to develop strategies that help a child manage their emotions and impulses. In other cases, medication or other medical interventions may be necessary.
The goal of behavioural support is to help children develop the skills they need to succeed both socially and academically. With patience, persistence and appropriate support, children can learn to manage their emotions and behaviour in a way that is healthy and beneficial to themselves and those around them.