Whether it is temper tantrums in the grocery store, screaming at the dinner table, throwing toys or food, it can be a tough job helping your child balance his emotions and behavior! The most effective ways for children to learn acceptable behavior is to see it modeled. While you can do this with your own demeanor, you can also encourage your child by providing books on the subject. This is a safe, effective way to introduce appropriate behavior to your child and reinforce your own teaching. Some great published children's books include:
Words Are Not for Hurting: This excellent guide urges children to think before they speak and take responsibility for what they say. Also included are valuable lessons on facial expression, body language, dealing with serious problems, such as abuse, and the power of saying, “I’m sorry.” This is an excellent starting point for discussion and teaching kids behavior that respects everyone.
How to Lose All Your Friends: This collection of playful rules, or anti-rules, is perfect. as each "rule" is accompanied by colorful illustrations and examples. Your child will see the undesirable consequences and be reminded that being nice is the best way to make and keep friends. A great guide for any contrary child!
The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids: This guide for kids with behavior disorders and learning disabilities with advice on coping with feelings, getting along with friends, family, and teachers, and dealing with people who are hard to get along with.
How to Take the Grrr Out of Anger: This is a valuable resource for children and parents to use to develop healthy ways to deal with anger and resolve conflicts. You can effectively teach your kids behavior that is safe and appropriate and that will help him throughout life.
Know and Follow Rules: This is a great guide for teaching your child rules because it simplifies them down to just four: listen, do your best work, keep your hands and body to yourself, and say please and thank you.
Want to learn about a cute and creative way to help your child with dealing with and identifying their feelings, triggers to certain behaviors, and developing coping skills to help them? Please join us for a great workshop to learn to make your own Behavior Books! You can utilize your personalized Behavior Books in similar ways as professionals and parents who utilize "Social Stories" for children with Autism and Spectrum Disorder. By utilizing this concept, parents can help children handle a variety of situations: Anger, Separation and Divorce, Anxiety, Welcoming a New Baby, and so much more! Behavior Books focus on behaviors that your child may have exhibit, or reactions and expressions that your child may have as a result of situation to help them to identify solutions and problem-solving skills to reduce his frustration.
Behavior Books are taught in BFE's workshop, "Positive Parenting Seminar" or can be personalized in your own customized workshop for your family and friends. Through this workshop you will learn how to develop your own Behavior Books that are unique and special to your own child. BFE's next upcoming Positive Parenting Seminar is February 27, 2016 in Drakes Branch, VA!