Don’t Reward Attention-Seeking Room Trashing

Date: December 25th, 2019

I’ve seen kids trash a classroom because they know they’ll be able to go talk to the counselor.

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Behavior: Tattling on the Playground?

Date: December 18th, 2019

Tattlers can be needy kids — this is how I handle it.

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How I Ride Out a Tantrum

Date: November 27th, 2019

What should you do when a kid throws a tantrum? Sometimes the answer is NOTHING!

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If a Kid Misbehaves to Get Attention Because That’s All They Know…

Date: November 16th, 2019

When a kid misbehaves in order to get attention, do you withhold attention?

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What Do You Do When Your Consequence Backfires?

Date: September 11th, 2019

When a consequence backfires, that actually gives you a lot of useful information.

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Riding It Out When a Kid is Tantruming

Date: July 21st, 2019

The hardest thing for us when a kid is throwing a tantrum is to do nothing. BUT that is exactly what we need to do sometimes.

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THINK Before Responding!!!

Date: April 28th, 2019

We don’t have to address attention-seeking behavior right at that moment!!!

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All the Ways We Reinforce Attention Seeking

Date: April 14th, 2019

Watch for the signs that you are reinforcing attention seeking.

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Freely GIVE Attention to the Attention Seeker – Unconditionally

Date: April 6th, 2019

Attention is not something you should make a kid with no social skills earn. Give it to them unconditionally!

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Is a Behavior Violating Community?

Date: November 20th, 2018

When a kid violates one of our school or classroom values, the consequence should connect back to that value.

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