Children’s Behavior Chart
Children’s Behavior Chart
As parents, finding ways to regulate our children’s behavior is an ongoing task. By the time we’ve finally got a grip on one behavior issue, a new one has come up and the way we’ve dealt with behavior in the past won’t necessarily work on the new behavior. Children are changing and growing everyday and we need to be innovative in how we deal with behavior issues. Getting your child to listen to you is sometimes impossible. A child behavior chart can work with almost any sort of behavior and can be adapted to suit almost any child until they become teenagers.
Children have a variety of behavioral issues as they are growing up. The child behavioral chart you choose to use will change over the years as the child changes and the type of behavior you are addressing changes. As a parent you need to consider whether this is a social, emotional, or behavioral issue that you are dealing with. Knowing this will help you understand your child and what type of chart will best suit his/her needs.
But what if you are not the creative type of person that can come up with unique and creative means of charting your child’s behavior? You can find a multitude of charts online that can guide you; potty chart, feelings chart, chore charts, incentive charts for picky eaters, homework chart and the list goes on.
A child behavior chart can be made at home or you can buy a pre-made chart with guidelines to show you how to use it. Many of these are designed and tried by other moms across the world. You can also find a child behavior chart that has been tested by a child psychologist specializing in a specific type of child behavior.
I’ve used a child behavior chart with my children and many times it worked other times it did not. The most important thing to remember is that you must use the chart consistently over a two-week period (at the very least) before you can see results. Once you get the results it becomes automatic for your child to adapt to the new behavior. If it isn’t working after two-weeks, it may be that that particular chart is just not best suited for your child or for the particular behavior that you are dealing with. The best charts have flexibility to allow you to adapt them for you and your children. A child behavior chart is useless if you can’t follow it, if it doesn’t appeal to your child, and if it doesn’t fit into your life style.
Spend some time looking at the charts online. You may choose to use one of those or you may come up with an idea for your own that is better suited to your family. Whatever behavioral issues you are dealing with, you are likely to find a child behavior chart that can help you and your child to learn tools to modify behavior and make your home an easier and happier place for everyone to live in.
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