When Behaviors Become Challenging
One of the biggest challenges parents face is managing difficult or defiant behavior. Whether your child is refusing to put on their shoes or throwing full-blown tantrums, you can find yourself at a loss for an effective way to respond. Behavioral therapy techniques can provide a roadmap to calmer, more consistent ways to manage problem behaviors. Use these strategies to help your child develop the developmental skills needed to regulate their own behaviors.
The Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) Model
The ABC model is a tool that can help parents and caregivers examine behaviors, the triggers behind those behaviors, and the impact those behaviors have on your child and family’s functioning. These can be behaviors that lead to peace, cooperation, and fun or behaviors that cause stress and discipline challenges.