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In this section you will find behaviour strategies for everything from toddler tantrums to teenage defiance.

Use the filters to refine your search results (the page will automatically update for each filter you select).

You may notice that some strategies seem very short and simple. These strategies are designed to be easy to use, but remember, there is rarely a “quick fix” for anything.

You will need to try each strategy a number of times before you will start to see a change in behaviour. If you’re interested in learning more about why you need to try the strategy multiple times, make sure you read our article on “Why Our Strategies Won’t Work for You”.

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We are constantly updating our website to include new strategies. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch and let us know. We will keep this in mind for new strategies!

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Be Open Be Open

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Offer Choices Offer Choices

Bath Time Bath Time

Chunk Tasks Chunk Tasks

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Discourage "getting revenge" Discourage "getting revenge"

Bullying Bullying

Foster Independence Foster Independence

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Discuss Why Discuss Why

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Physiological Responses Physiological Responses

Hitting Hitting

Where Do You Use Technology Where Do You Use Technology

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Blend Activities Blend Activities

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Bedroom is for Sleeping Bedroom is for Sleeping

Bed Time Bed Time

"Being" the Victim "Being" the Victim

Bullying Bullying

Library Library

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Model Reading Model Reading

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Make it Routine Make it Routine

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Talk About It Talk About It

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Help them "feel good" about themselves Help them "feel good" about themselves

Bullying Bullying

Stay Calm Stay Calm

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Talk About Hitting Talk About Hitting

Hitting Hitting

Follow-Up Fun Follow-Up Fun

Chores Chores

Empathise Empathise

Infant Aggression Infant Aggression

Read About It Read About It

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Appropriate Consequences Appropriate Consequences

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Physical Symptoms Physical Symptoms

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Avoid Arguing Avoid Arguing

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Set Expectations Set Expectations

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Examine Your Attitudes Examine Your Attitudes

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Invite Invite

School Transition School Transition

Letter "Feels Like" Letter "Feels Like"

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

When Do You Use Technology When Do You Use Technology

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Confirm Travel Confirm Travel

School Transition School Transition

Support Independence Support Independence

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Talk About Letters and Sounds Talk About Letters and Sounds

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Listen & Validate Listen & Validate

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Practice Mindful Music Listening Practice Mindful Music Listening

Developing Music Awareness Developing Music Awareness

Reduce Your Use Reduce Your Use

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Decision Making Questions Decision Making Questions

Helping Others Helping Others

Build Relationships Build Relationships

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Inclusive Decision Making Inclusive Decision Making

Homesick Homesick

Practice Appropriate Words Practice Appropriate Words

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Age Limit Age Limit

Social Media Social Media

Read Books Read Books

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Keep It Interesting Keep It Interesting

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Read Read

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Catch Them Being Good Catch Them Being Good

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Problem Solve Problem Solve

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Join In Join In

School Transition School Transition

Set Rules Set Rules

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Give Specific Feedback Give Specific Feedback

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Firm Hands Firm Hands

Infant Aggression Infant Aggression

Monitor & Reflect Monitor & Reflect

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Set Limits Set Limits

Social Media Social Media

Item of Comfort Item of Comfort

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Practice Brushing Practice Brushing

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Understand Why Understand Why

Hitting Hitting

Observe Observe

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Tune Out Before Bed Tune Out Before Bed

Social Media Social Media

Play Play

Bath Time Bath Time

Music Music

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Child-Oriented Approach Child-Oriented Approach

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Supervision Supervision

Bullying Bullying

Discuss Where Discuss Where

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

When to Get an Adults Help When to Get an Adults Help

Helping Others Helping Others

Comfort Item Comfort Item

Bath Time Bath Time

Letter Play Letter Play

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Strategise Strategise

Homesick Homesick

Play Musical Games Play Musical Games

Developing Music Awareness Developing Music Awareness

Internet Supervision Internet Supervision

Bullying Bullying

Self-Guided Consequences Self-Guided Consequences

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Family Contribution Family Contribution

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Integrate Integrate

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Safety First Safety First

Social Media Social Media

Celebrate Celebrate

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Work it Out Work it Out

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Avoid Avoid

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Give Feedback ASAP Give Feedback ASAP

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Give Feedback Along the Way Give Feedback Along the Way

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Follow-Up Activity Follow-Up Activity

Bath Time Bath Time

Small Portions Small Portions

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Discuss Discuss

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Stay Home Stay Home

Homesick Homesick

Get Enough Sleep Get Enough Sleep

Bed Time Bed Time

Appropriate or Inappropriate Appropriate or Inappropriate

Social Media Social Media

Physical Movements Physical Movements

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Let Them Help Let Them Help

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Archive Archive

Art Work Art Work

Offer Variety Offer Variety

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Healthy Food Feedback Healthy Food Feedback

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Use as Wrap Use as Wrap

Art Work Art Work

Stimulus Free Zone Stimulus Free Zone

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Take Turns Take Turns

Chores Chores

Monitor Exposure Monitor Exposure

Hitting Hitting

Pick It Up Pick It Up

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Exclusion Zone Exclusion Zone

Bullying Bullying

Read Stories Read Stories

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Eat Together Eat Together

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Focus Focus

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

On-Line Rules On-Line Rules

Bullying Bullying

Play an Instrument Together Play an Instrument Together

Music Development Music Development

Make Games Make Games

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Variety in the Centre Variety in the Centre

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Signs or Signals Signs or Signals

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Intrinsic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation

Chores Chores

One at a Time One at a Time

Art Work Art Work

Sing & Dance Together Sing & Dance Together

Music Development Music Development

Model Brushing Model Brushing

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Pick the Colours Pick the Colours

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Set Time for Bed Set Time for Bed

Bed Time Bed Time

Talk Healthy Talk Healthy

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Identify What Someone Who Needs Help Looks Like Identify What Someone Who Needs Help Looks Like

Helping Others Helping Others

Timing Timing

Bath Time Bath Time

Establish Rules Establish Rules

Bed Time Bed Time

Recycle Recycle

Art Work Art Work

Turn it Off Turn it Off

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Trust Trust

Teen Risk Taking Teen Risk Taking

Breathing Techniques Breathing Techniques

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Trial Run Trial Run

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Logical Consequences Logical Consequences

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Self Talk Self Talk

Tantrums Tantrums

Spend Time Spend Time

Teen Risk Taking Teen Risk Taking

Rules for Online Behaviour Rules for Online Behaviour

Bullying Bullying

Distraction Technique Distraction Technique

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Assign Chores Assign Chores

Chores Chores

Remove The Reinforcer Remove The Reinforcer

Tantrums Tantrums

Sick at Home Sick at Home

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Preparation Preparation

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Consequences Consequences

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Identify The Trigger Identify The Trigger

Tantrums Tantrums

Assisted Infant Toilet Training Assisted Infant Toilet Training

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Discuss Similarities and Differences Discuss Similarities and Differences

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Supervise Supervise

Social Media Social Media

Share the Load Share the Load

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Positive Reinforcement Positive Reinforcement

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Plan Something Fun Plan Something Fun

Homesick Homesick

Get the Words Out Get the Words Out

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Acknowledge Feelings Acknowledge Feelings

Homesick Homesick

Catch Up Catch Up

School Transition School Transition

Break the Rules Break the Rules

Bed Time Bed Time

Calming Corner Calming Corner

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Give Feedback Give Feedback

Hitting Hitting

Relaxation Techniques Relaxation Techniques

Bed Time Bed Time

Music Exposure Music Exposure

Music Development Music Development

Steady Form of Stimulation Steady Form of Stimulation

Settling Techniques Settling Techniques

Validate Validate

Hitting Hitting

Eat the Same Eat the Same

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Consider Alternatives Consider Alternatives

Bath Time Bath Time

Appropriate Developmental Stage Appropriate Developmental Stage

Social Media Social Media

Scrapbook Scrapbook

Art Work Art Work

Prioritise Behaviours Prioritise Behaviours

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Display Display

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Start Early Start Early

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Talk Strategy Talk Strategy

School Transition School Transition

Ask Ask

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Participate Participate

School Transition School Transition

Helping Scenario's Helping Scenario's

Helping Others Helping Others

Rocking Rocking

Settling Techniques Settling Techniques

Rituals Rituals

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Deal with Refusal Deal with Refusal

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Avoid Technology Avoid Technology

Bed time Bed time

Avoid Reacting Avoid Reacting

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Azrin and Fox Azrin and Fox

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Positive Feedback Positive Feedback

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Avoid Hitting Avoid Hitting

Hitting Hitting

Play When the Crying Stops Play When the Crying Stops

Settling Techniques Settling Techniques

Understand Understand

Homesick Homesick

Empower Decision Making Empower Decision Making

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Highlight Importance Highlight Importance

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Communicate Expectations Communicate Expectations

Tantrums Tantrums

Talk About Treats Talk About Treats

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Be Available Be Available

School Transition School Transition

Routine Routine

Bed Time Bed Time

Start from a Young Age Start from a Young Age

Chores Chores

Talk Homesickness Talk Homesickness

Homesick Homesick

Talk Experiences Talk Experiences

School Transition School Transition

Avoid... Avoid...

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Praise Praise

Infant Aggression Infant Aggression

Encourage and Celebrate Encourage and Celebrate

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Operant Conditioning Operant Conditioning

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Book Material Book Material

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Brush Together Brush Together

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Same Foods, Same Time Same Foods, Same Time

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Choice Choice

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Understand Emotions Understand Emotions

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Set Times Set Times

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Talk About Risk Taking Talk About Risk Taking

Teen Risk Taking Teen Risk Taking

Frequency Frequency

Bath Time Bath Time

Model Healthy Eating Model Healthy Eating

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Practice Run Practice Run

Homesick Homesick