BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT TIP: BE CONSISTENT in your response to your child's problem behaviors. If expectations are clear and your response consistent, your child will be able to predict and, therefore, learn what is expected. Additionally, your child will be able to predict what will happen if he/she behaves a certain way based on your consistency over time in how you respond. Disclaimer: If you are responding consistently to your child but your child's problem behaviors are not improving and/or are worsening in frequency, intensity, severity and/or duration, resulting in increased parental or familial distress or difficulty for the family functioning, please seek out professional assistance from a professional with declared competencies in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Jami Hughes, Psy.D, LP, BCBA-D, Executive Director