Behavior Strategies

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:
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  1. Biting
  2. Hurting Others (Hitting, Kicking, etc.)
  3. Tantrums
  4. Defiance
  5. Throwing Things/Destroying
  6. Whining & “Carrying On”
  7. Foul Language
  8. Running Away
  9. Not Sharing
  10. 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 and is presented in random order; this section is always under construction, with new information added frequently.