One of the simplest ways to change kids'behavior is to catch them being good. It's also the technique most parents do the least. Any time you notice your kid handling a difficult situation calmly, expressing his frustrations without yelling, hitting, biting, or having a tantrum, or keeping his temper in control, acknowledge his behavior and let him know you appreciate his efforts: "I noticed you were really mad, but you walked away to control your temper.That's really a good sign.""You used your words this time to tell your brother how upset you were. Good for you!" Remember that attitudes that are reinforced are the ones that kids will continue to use. Reinforce your kid for any efforts he takes to control his temper.
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