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How Positive Attention Helps Children. When kids receive regular doses of healthy, positive attention, they reduce their attention-seeking behaviors. Kids are less likely to whine, ask the same question over and over, or start poking at their sibling when they’ve been given regular doses of positive attention. Another way to ward off the attention-seeking behavior of non-compliance was to give your child daily doses of positive attention. Play a game together, spend time talking, or go for a walk.
Just a few minutes of positive attention can go a long way to reducing defiance. Many students with attention problems have trouble falling asleep at night. It is helpful for them to have an established routine for going to bed at night. For example, they could read a book or have a book read to them. They can engage in stretching exercises before getting in.
You can reduce unwanted attention seeking behaviors by focusing on your child’s needs for unconditional love and connection. Children feel a true sense of connection when parents slow down and take the time to be with their child, in their world. Positive feedback emphasizes good behavior. It teaches children to think. Punishment draws attention to misbehavior.
Positive feedback increases motivation. Punishment can have a negative effect on motivation. Positive feedback creates feelings of success. Punishment can cause children to feel like failures.
Positive reinforcement When a child with attention or behavior problems has a tendency to run away from parents or bolt away, there is a real safety concern. Given a large crowd of people or a busy street, safety is priority. The above strategies should be used in safer conditions.
IF BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OCCUR: Ignore them and do not give the individual attention until he has communicated–either with prompting or independently–that he wants your attention.Ignoring the behavior can be done by quietly redirecting the child if they are in danger of hurting themselves or others, without mentioning the behavior or talking to them about it. When you reinforce your child’s good choices with positive attention, he is more likely to make good choices in the future and engage in less attention-seeking behavior. One of the most effective responses to an attention-seeking behavior is ignoring the behavior. Positive interactions might include focused, specific praise, non-verbal exchanges (e.g., smile or ‘thumbs-up’ from across the room), or even an encouraging note written on the student’s homework assignment.
These positive interactions are brief and can often be. BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. What steps can be followed to resolve a child’s constant mis behavior? 1. If possible, meet with the child and describe in exact terms the behavior you find unacceptable in the classroom.
2. During the discussion, explain the reason(s) why you find the behavior unacceptable. 3.
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