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


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

'My behaviour is the result

of your behaviour.'   

Priyaank Arora

  • Your child's behaviour largely creates his, or her world. If they behave well and react positively towards others, others in turn, generally react positively towards them.


  • A child who behaves poorly, can experience being misunderstood, being ignored, or at extreme 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.

A child's behaviour creates their world.

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, 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

  • being misunderstood

  • 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 over 20 behaviour issues go to the following links:

Establishing Sleep Routines
Establishing Sleep Routines
4 Ways to Develop Cooperative Kids
4 ways to develop cooperative kids. Child helping her mother do the shopping.
Tool Kit 1: Curbing Disrespect
Curbing Disrespect
Tool Kit 2: How to Set Boundaries
How to set boundaries for behaviour
Sibling Rivalry Solutions
Overcoming sibling rivalry
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.
Good Intentions: Bad Results
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* Managing Behaviour Well
Managing Behaviour Well
Managing Tantrums
Better Tips for Managing Tantrums
Overcoming Separation Anxiety
Overcoming Separation Anxiety
Get a 3 or 4 Year Old to Listen
How to Get a 3 or 4 Year Old to Listen
Creating Strength Based Kids
How to Create Strength Based Kids
Developing Independent Learners
Developing Independent Learners
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BLOG: Raising Successful Teenagers
Raising teenagers to succeed
BLOG: Scared of Your Teenager?
BLOG: Kids Dealing With Trauma
Blog: Kids Dealing With Trauma
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