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Using Behaviour Charts to your Advantage

Many parents find it difficult to get their children to listen and do as they are told.  Sometimes it can feel as though the children only listen when we yell or threaten to punish them, and even this doesn’t work as they just do the same thing again next time.

There is an answer.  Children respond to attention and rewards in exactly the same way as adults.  Think about it, are you more likely to work harder for a boss who praises you or one who constantly criticises your efforts? Would you go to work each day if there was no reward (pay)?

Behaviour charts are a great way to motivate kids and help them eliminate negative behaviours. Not only can behaviour charts help kids get a handle on tricky behaviours, but they can help kids keep track of chores, homework, reading, instrument practice, and pet care. For behaviour charts to work most effectively, you need to use them correctly. Before using a behaviour chart, take a look at some of our pointers below. To downlad some behaviour charts to use at home please click the link below:

http://www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com/examples.htm

To download a guide on how to implement behaviour charts click here

 

We are happy to share some useful information for Raising Children

This Australian website has useful information and ideas for raising school age children, please click this link: http://raisingchildren.net.au/school_age/school_age.html

Tuning in to Kids - Connections

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Michael Grose - Insights

Michael Grose's website offers great advice for parents on a range of issues for raising young children to raising teenagers.

These are two of his blog's which are very relevant;

Resilience - http://www.parentingideas.com.au/Parents/resilience

Achievements - http://www.parentingideas.com.au/Blog/January-2011/Help-your-child-ACHIEVE-this-year

You can also subscribe to Michael's Blog if you want more advice on a range of other issues - http://www.parentingideas.com.au/Blog.aspx

 

Kids Matter

KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services. It's unique because it brings together all the most important people in a child’s life - especially families! Research clearly shows that children who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life’s challenges. They are also better learners and have original viagra stronger relationships. Good mental health in childhood lays the foundations for the future, and it is never too early for families to start supporting the mental health of children.

http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families/information-sheets/information-sheet-index

http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families/resources/about-friendship/making-friends

This Australian website has useful information and ideas for raising school age children, please click this link: http://raisingchildren.net.au/school_age/school_age.html