Biting? Tantrums? Not sure how to help?
While there’s no “one size fits all” solution for challenging behaviors, every early childhood professional will benefit from adding some new tools to his/her toolbox!
Select a category below to learn more about specific prevention, teaching, and reinforcement strategies related to the top 10* challenging behaviors:
- Hurting Others (Hitting, Kicking, etc.)
- Throwing Things/Destroying
- Whining & “Carrying On”
- Foul Language
- Running Away
- Not Sharing
- Additional Concerns (anxiety, trauma, etc.)
Be sure to check out the “Helpful Handouts” tab of this site, too; you’ll find easy-to-use checklists that are full of simple strategies that promote positive behavior.
*Note that the “top 10” list was generated by an informal poll of child care professionals in Western New York in 2016 and is presented in random order; this section is always under construction, with new information added frequently.