There are a lot of strategies when it comes to using positive behavior support. Here is a cheat sheet for you to print out to remember some of the top strategies that you can start using today.
In case you have any trouble seeing the text in the image, here is what it says:
Show your child/student that you are happy to see them.
Acknowledge effort, responsible choices, and kindness through verbal praise and or positive body language.
Use empathetic statements (e.g., “I understand this makes you angry”).
Remind your child or student of what you want them to do instead of what you don’t want them to do (e.g., “walk nicely in the hall” instead of “no running”).
Remind your child or student of what do they are working towards rather than threatening what you will take away (earn vs. lose/first you need to do this then you can do that.
Give your child opportunities to make choices throughout the day.
Follow through on what you say you are going to do.
Take time to listen.
Avoid long lectures, arguments, and sarcastic remarks about your child or student’s behavior.
Use a calm but confident tone.
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