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Top tips to Promote Positive Behaviour

Build a loving relationship
Be positive - focus on the positive and provide specific praise that highlights what your child does well. They will be more likely to repeat the positive behaviour. Rewards can be useful to support key behaviours e.g. toilet training but for a child to feel the warmth of a hug or valued word from those they love most shouldn’t be under estimated.
Positive role model - always remember children observe and copy the actions and behaviours of those closest to them.
Be realistic - know that what you are expecting your child to manage is appropriate for their age and capability. Be aware that this changes for example, when tired or hungry your child is less likely to manage their feelings as well as at other times.
Make boundaries clear - discuss them. Have consistent expectations of behaviour related to these.
Reasonable consequences - these can support understanding of appropriate behaviour. It is important to remember that positives MUST outweigh negatives for the child to feel nurtured, valued and to have a positive self- image. All of these are vital for managing behaviour.
Remain calm and in control - this should prevent escalation.
Following ideas above - the tables in this section provide ideas to support your child in understanding feelings, becoming confident and making relationships. All these will support your child in becoming emotionally literate and learning to understand and display socially acceptable behaviour.
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