BEST STARTS FOR KIDS
Behaviour Strategies That Work
Step by Step Parenting Tips 3
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It's easier to build strong children than mend broken ones.
Adapted quote by Frederick Douglas
A child's behaviour creates their world.
WHY IS COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOUR SO IMPORTANT?
If your child is cooperative he or she will be more likely to experience some of the following:
good relationships with parents and siblings
feeling like they belong
playing regularly with the same children that they like and share interests with
social acceptance: being invited by kids to: join in games, birthday parties, sleepovers, etc
being listened to and being understood
sharing activities that involve trust
being exposed to an ever widening social group
Your child's behaviour largely creates his or her world. If they behave well and react positively towards others, others in turn, generally react more positively towards them.
A child who behaves poorly can experience being misunderstood, being ignored or even being socially shunned, especially if they hurt others.
While people are often understanding of physical and intellectual disabilities, social disabilities can be less well tolerated.
'My behaviour is the result
of your behaviour.'
However if your child is uncooperative he or she will be more likely to experience some of the following behaviours:
a reluctance to get close to them, they're a bit too hard
social isolation, not being asked to play
or worse social shunning, not being asked to birthday parties, social functions, etc
negative consequences or discipline
poor learning due to their lack of listening or concentration which can impact on school results
getting a negative reputation, increasing the difficulty in being accepted by good role models
Step 4: How to achieve cooperative behaviour in four easy steps.
For information on improving specific types of behaviour go to the following links:
4 Ways to Develop Cooperative Kids4 ways to develop cooperative kids. Child helping her mother do the shopping.
Why Spend Postive Time Together?A father playing chess with his son can help create a positive relationship
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