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Behaviour Strategies That Work

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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.


Yet a child who behaves poorly can experience being misunderstood, being ignored or even being socially shunned, especially if they hurt others.

While people can be understanding of physical and intellectual disabilities, social disabilities are often less well tolerated.

'My behaviour is the result

of your behaviour.'   

Priyaank Arora


If your child is cooperative he or she will be more likely to experience some of the following positive behaviours directed towards him or her by others:

  • good relationships with parents and siblings

  • feeling like they belong

  • developing friendships: 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

  • listening to them and being understood as a result

  • involving them in shared activities that involve trust

  • being exposed to an ever widening social group to interact with

However if your child is uncooperative he or she will be more likely to experience some of the following behaviours directed towards him or her by others:

  • 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 some form of discipline

  • poor learning due to their lack of listening or concentration. This can impact on school results

  • being misunderstood

  • getting a negative reputation, increasing the difficulty in being accepted by good role models

For some better tips or best advice on how to best develop cooperative kids, go to the following links:

Sleep Routines
How to Get your child to sleep.
Good Intentions: Bad Results
4 Ways to Develop Cooperative Kids
4 ways to develop cooperative kids. Child helping her mother do the shopping.
Boundaries Help Raise Good Kids
Setting Boundaries
Why Be Consistent?
Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
Why Spend Postive Time Together?
A father playing chess with his son can help create a positive relationship
Choosing Gratitude Not Entitlement
A girl kissing her father
Why Natural Consequences?
The Value of Natural Consequences
The Value of Routines
The value of routines in children's lives. For example, playing soccer.
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* Managing Behaviour Well
Managing Behaviour Well
Managing Tantrums
Better Tips for Managing Tantrums
How Do Kids Feel: Trauma
How Do Kids Feel: Australia is Burning
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Blog: Raising Teenagers to Succeed
Blog: Scared of Your Teenager?
Overcoming Separation Issues
Tips to overcome separation anxiety
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