Teaching Good Behaviors
Let’s be honest, how many times have you said to your children; ‘BEHAVE”? When our kids were little, I know that I did. Although times have changed, teaching our children vital core value remains the same. And, there is no place like home to teach children these traits. Our character Behavior Bear is one of the nine Characters of Character and this character teaches children what good behavior means. What does good behavior sound like? What does good behavior feel like? What does good behavior look like?
Speaking for myself, I am a visual learner first. May I suggest that you make a poster with your children? Discuss with them what you expect from them as far as good behavior is concerned. Don’t be afraid to let them know there are consequences when they are misbehaving. A simple time out when they are young helps to reinforce good behaviors. As they get older you might have to take away a favorite belonging. Our son loved his computer and that was our go to. It doesn’t take long for our children to grasp the meaning when there are consequences. Be loving, but firm.
We hope you talk with your child about behavior. Below are some simple ideas to reinforce at home:
1. To be a role model
2. To be patient
3. To be a good listener
4. To know the rules, follow the rules at home
5. To know the rules, follow the rules at school
6. Together, make a list of rules, what you expect from your child and display the chart/list
7. Share a story about a time that you misbehaved, what were the consequences
Teaching our children these vital core values shapes them into their own character and helps them to gain a deeper awareness to develop these positive traits.
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Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.