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How can we deal with children who had more serious behavioral problems?

Mar 20, 2014 10:21pm

How can we deal with children who had more serious behavioral problems?

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    • Mar 29, 2014 4:16pm

      I am very interested in the book mentioned by Ms. Novak. I have ordered it and look forward to reading it. While I'm waiting for it to arrive, I wanted to share ideas that have helped me in the past. I frequently use behavior contracts. List specific tasks you want the child to accomplish or positive behaviors you expect to see and how you will measure these. You could "check in" with the child in hourly increments or more frequently depending on the severity of the behaviors. The student picks the goal that he or she would like to work towards. You could provide a list of choices that you could live with for the child to choose from. Keep track of the progress through a sticker or other type of chart. You might also check to see what services are available in your school system. Larger school systems employ behavior specialists which can provide you with ideas to try.

      • Apr 20, 2014 2:22pm

        I don't think that one technique or strategy is perfect or can solve the problem maybe it works with some however it fails with others .communication must be the first resort it can bring peace with teenagers even in a long -term.In every case you deal with it in a suitable way .When it needs you can be tough , understanding , tolerant and why not indifferent and careless .If teachers don't do like that they will surely be crazy .We are expected to play different roles guide, advisor ,observor , ...etc Don't overburden yourself let the school staff do their job from time to time when it's necessary.good luck.

        • Oct 7, 2014 8:59pm

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