How do you handle challenging Behaviour?
When challenging behaviour happens
- Back off where possible.
- Keep calm.
- Call for help.
- Leave the person to calm down, if possible.
- Remove others from the environment, if possible.
- Be aware of body language and tone of voice used to the person.
What are the possible reasons for children’s challenging Behaviour?
Some behaviours that families commonly find challenging include:
- defiance (e.g. refusing to follow your requests)
- fussiness (e.g. refusal to eat certain foods or wear certain clothes)
- hurting other people (e.g. biting, kicking)
- excessive anger when the child doesn’t get their own way.
What is challenging behavior in early childhood?
Challenging behaviors may be defined as behaviors that interfere with the development and maintenance of reciprocal, positive, and nurturing relationships with the parent or caregiver.” (
How do I control my child’s bad Behaviour?
These techniques can help:
- Pick your fights. Battle your 3-year-old over every bad behavior and you’ll be at war all day.
- Practice prevention. Use your knowledge of your child to head off needless blowups.
- Stay calm.
- Listen carefully.
- Explain your rules.
- Offer choices.
- Provide alternatives.
- Use time-out.