Report

Finetuning behaviour management in young children

Journal
Child behaviour Parenting and guardianship Children Australia
Description

Examines the importance of routine, positive attention, praise, reward, selective ignoring, and use of consequences in behaviour management.

Background
Concerns about their children’s development and behaviour are among the most common reasons parents bring children to doctors. These concerns often arise from normal developmental variation in children rather than serious pathology. Reviewing behaviour management strategies with parents and providing support goes a long way to resolving many of these problems.

Objective
The aim of this article is to provide general practitioners with a template for behaviour management work with parents of young children.

Discussion
We review the importance of routine, positive attention, praise, reward, selective ignoring, and use of consequences in behaviour management.

 

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