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Improving Your Child's Behavior
Episode 328th February 2021 • The Sound Foundations for Parenting Podcast • Darren McCarthy and Brian Powers
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In this episode of Sound Foundations for Parenting …we welcome Rachel Wise.

Rachel is a certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist. In January 2014 she founded Education and

Rachel created Education and Behavior for adults to have a “go to” place to find research-based information and strategies to support children in the areas of learning, behavior, and social-emotional development.

As a survivor of abuse, neglect, and bullying, Rachel slipped through the cracks of her school and community. Education and Behavior hopes to play a role in preventing that from happening to other children. 

In this episode, we discuss:

·      Tips on how to help improve your child’s behavior.

·      Effective Behavior Strategies.

·      Show your child/student 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 that this makes you angry”)!

·      Remind your student of what you want them to do, rather than what you don’t want them to do (e.g., “walk nicely in the hall” instead of “no running”)!

·      Remind your child/student of what 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/student 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/student’s behavior!

·      Use a calm but confident tone.

·      Building Confidence and Improving Behavior in Children.

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Check out the Education and Behavior website: 

At Education and Behavior you can find answers to questions such as: 

What will help my child focus in school?

How can I help a student who is struggling to learn the material in my classroom?”

Why doesn’t my student listen to me?

What is the best way to help my child with academics at home?

How can I help my child with depression or anxiety?

How can I help a child with their behavior?

What does the research say about bullying prevention?

What methods can I use to help students who struggle with language processing?

We also have a wealth of information on topics such as ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, special education, children’s fitness, and social skills.

Need something more specific for a child you know? Rachel offers a free five-minute consultation via text for parents, educators, or other interested parties. Please text (267) 415 – 6400 or email for more information.

See Our Guide for Parents and Teachers to Improve Behavior and Increase Confidence in Children. 

 Top 10 Behavior Strategies for Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

 10 Simple Ways to Improve Children's Behavior (Home and School)  

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