Managing Difficult Behavior: Tip 5
March 01, 2012, 8:01 pm
Encourage children to take space, time, and relaxation opportunities. When a child is feeling frustrated, angry, sad, or over-stimulated, give him some space and time alone. Make time for relaxation. Consider creating a space in your home or classroom for the child to use as a retreat. This is a place where a child can go to escape the stress of his or her current environment and regain control. Initially a refuge, this space must be strategically managed by establishing mutually acceptable criteria and riles so as not to be overused by the young person.
This strategy comes from Ramapo for Children’s curriculum for educators, youth workers, and parents, which provides practical tools for managing difficult behaviors and fostering environments that support success for all children. Ramapo Training shares our curriculum with the community through targeted workshops and coaching sessions. For more information, please visit our website at www.ramapotraining.org.
This is the fifth and final behavior tip from Ramapo for Children. If you found these tips useful, make sure to check out their workshop on March 10th at our 6th Annual K-12 Education Expo!