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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”.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

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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Read Stories Read Stories

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Understand Emotions Understand Emotions

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Read Books Read Books

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Model Reading Model Reading

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Play Play

Bath Time Bath Time

Observe Observe

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Operant Conditioning Operant Conditioning

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Logical Consequences Logical Consequences

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Offer Variety Offer Variety

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Talk About Treats Talk About Treats

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

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

Bullying Bullying

Be Available Be Available

School Transition School Transition

Start Early Start Early

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Discuss Why Discuss Why

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Avoid Arguing Avoid Arguing

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Small Portions Small Portions

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Avoid... Avoid...

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Monitor & Reflect Monitor & Reflect

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Child-Oriented Approach Child-Oriented Approach

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Set Expectations Set Expectations

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Set Time for Bed Set Time for Bed

Bed Time Bed Time

Discourage "getting revenge" Discourage "getting revenge"

Bullying Bullying

Set Rules Set Rules

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Get the Words Out Get the Words Out

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Healthy Food Feedback Healthy Food Feedback

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Set Times Set Times

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Plan Something Fun Plan Something Fun

Homesick Homesick

Age Limit Age Limit

Social Media Social Media

Ask Ask

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Use as Wrap Use as Wrap

Art Work Art Work

Comfort Item Comfort Item

Bath Time Bath Time

Steady Form of Stimulation Steady Form of Stimulation

Settling Techniques Settling Techniques

Avoid Technology Avoid Technology

Bed time Bed time

Tune Out Before Bed Tune Out Before Bed

Social Media Social Media

Talk About Letters and Sounds Talk About Letters and Sounds

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Chunk Tasks Chunk Tasks

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Acknowledge Feelings Acknowledge Feelings

Homesick Homesick

Keep It Interesting Keep It Interesting

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Helping Scenario's Helping Scenario's

Helping Others Helping Others

Family Contribution Family Contribution

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Strategise Strategise

Homesick Homesick

Safety First Safety First

Social Media Social Media

Play Musical Games Play Musical Games

Developing Music Awareness Developing Music Awareness

Self Talk Self Talk

Tantrums Tantrums

Self-Guided Consequences Self-Guided Consequences

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Decision Making Questions Decision Making Questions

Helping Others Helping Others

Invite Invite

School Transition School Transition

Discuss Where Discuss Where

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Supervise Supervise

Social Media Social Media

Stimulus Free Zone Stimulus Free Zone

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Trial Run Trial Run

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Break the Rules Break the Rules

Bed Time Bed Time

Rituals Rituals

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Item of Comfort Item of Comfort

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Take Turns Take Turns

Chores Chores

Rocking Rocking

Settling Techniques Settling Techniques

Preparation Preparation

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Get Enough Sleep Get Enough Sleep

Bed Time Bed Time

Scrapbook Scrapbook

Art Work Art Work

Bedroom is for Sleeping Bedroom is for Sleeping

Bed Time Bed Time

Frequency Frequency

Bath Time Bath Time

Stay Calm Stay Calm

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Deal with Refusal Deal with Refusal

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

One at a Time One at a Time

Art Work Art Work

Give Feedback Give Feedback

Hitting Hitting

Reduce Your Use Reduce Your Use

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Problem Solve Problem Solve

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Music Exposure Music Exposure

Music Development Music Development

Start from a Young Age Start from a Young Age

Chores Chores

Firm Hands Firm Hands

Infant Aggression Infant Aggression

Practice Mindful Music Listening Practice Mindful Music Listening

Developing Music Awareness Developing Music Awareness

Variety in the Centre Variety in the Centre

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Avoid Avoid

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Assign Chores Assign Chores

Chores Chores

Eat the Same Eat the Same

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Make it Routine Make it Routine

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Understand Why Understand Why

Hitting Hitting

Inclusive Decision Making Inclusive Decision Making

Homesick Homesick

Exclusion Zone Exclusion Zone

Bullying Bullying

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

Helping Others Helping Others

Eat Together Eat Together

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Physical Movements Physical Movements

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Celebrate Celebrate

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Sick at Home Sick at Home

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Foster Independence Foster Independence

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Choice Choice

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Model Healthy Eating Model Healthy Eating

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Encourage and Celebrate Encourage and Celebrate

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Music Music

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Discuss Similarities and Differences Discuss Similarities and Differences

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Validate Validate

Hitting Hitting

On-Line Rules On-Line Rules

Bullying Bullying

Give Feedback ASAP Give Feedback ASAP

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Catch Them Being Good Catch Them Being Good

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Be Open Be Open

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Talk Homesickness Talk Homesickness

Homesick Homesick

Timing Timing

Bath Time Bath Time

Read Read

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Praise Praise

Infant Aggression Infant Aggression

Focus Focus

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Consequences Consequences

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Turn it Off Turn it Off

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Supervision Supervision

Bullying Bullying

Talk Healthy Talk Healthy

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Listen & Validate Listen & Validate

Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect Teenage Attitudes & Disrespect

Distraction Technique Distraction Technique

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Blend Activities Blend Activities

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Avoid Reacting Avoid Reacting

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Breathing Techniques Breathing Techniques

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Set Limits Set Limits

Social Media Social Media

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

Helping Others Helping Others

Build Relationships Build Relationships

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Talk Strategy Talk Strategy

School Transition School Transition

Same Foods, Same Time Same Foods, Same Time

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Let Them Help Let Them Help

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Display Display

Self Esteem Self Esteem

Model Brushing Model Brushing

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Physical Symptoms Physical Symptoms

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Prioritise Behaviours Prioritise Behaviours

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Spend Time Spend Time

Teen Risk Taking Teen Risk Taking

Offer Choices Offer Choices

Bath Time Bath Time

Talk Experiences Talk Experiences

School Transition School Transition

Internet Supervision Internet Supervision

Bullying Bullying

"Being" the Victim "Being" the Victim

Bullying Bullying

Archive Archive

Art Work Art Work

Relaxation Techniques Relaxation Techniques

Bed Time Bed Time

Letter "Feels Like" Letter "Feels Like"

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Practice Appropriate Words Practice Appropriate Words

Toilet Talk Toilet Talk

Pick It Up Pick It Up

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Avoid Hitting Avoid Hitting

Hitting Hitting

Empathise Empathise

Infant Aggression Infant Aggression

Azrin and Fox Azrin and Fox

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Share the Load Share the Load

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Empower Decision Making Empower Decision Making

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Positive Reinforcement Positive Reinforcement

Packing Away Toys Packing Away Toys

Read About It Read About It

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Participate Participate

School Transition School Transition

Follow-Up Fun Follow-Up Fun

Chores Chores

Stay Home Stay Home

Homesick Homesick

Practice Run Practice Run

Homesick Homesick

Join In Join In

School Transition School Transition

Brush Together Brush Together

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Discuss Discuss

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Trust Trust

Teen Risk Taking Teen Risk Taking

Identify The Trigger Identify The Trigger

Tantrums Tantrums

Library Library

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Talk About Hitting Talk About Hitting

Hitting Hitting

Understand Understand

Homesick Homesick

Intrinsic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation

Chores Chores

Book Material Book Material

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Play an Instrument Together Play an Instrument Together

Music Development Music Development

Appropriate Developmental Stage Appropriate Developmental Stage

Social Media Social Media

Assisted Infant Toilet Training Assisted Infant Toilet Training

Toilet Training Toilet Training

Signs or Signals Signs or Signals

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Where Do You Use Technology Where Do You Use Technology

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Communicate Expectations Communicate Expectations

Tantrums Tantrums

Remove The Reinforcer Remove The Reinforcer

Tantrums Tantrums

Rules for Online Behaviour Rules for Online Behaviour

Bullying Bullying

Talk About Risk Taking Talk About Risk Taking

Teen Risk Taking Teen Risk Taking

Examine Your Attitudes Examine Your Attitudes

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Highlight Importance Highlight Importance

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Monitor Exposure Monitor Exposure

Hitting Hitting

Calming Corner Calming Corner

Calming Techniques Calming Techniques

Pick the Colours Pick the Colours

Fussy Eater Fussy Eater

Support Independence Support Independence

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Consider Alternatives Consider Alternatives

Bath Time Bath Time

Positive Feedback Positive Feedback

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Give Specific Feedback Give Specific Feedback

Food Throwers Food Throwers

Play When the Crying Stops Play When the Crying Stops

Settling Techniques Settling Techniques

Sing & Dance Together Sing & Dance Together

Music Development Music Development

Practice Brushing Practice Brushing

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Letter Play Letter Play

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

Recycle Recycle

Art Work Art Work

Follow-Up Activity Follow-Up Activity

Bath Time Bath Time

Confirm Travel Confirm Travel

School Transition School Transition

Appropriate or Inappropriate Appropriate or Inappropriate

Social Media Social Media

Give Feedback Along the Way Give Feedback Along the Way

Alternatives to Punishment Alternatives to Punishment

Routine Routine

Bed Time Bed Time

Catch Up Catch Up

School Transition School Transition

Talk About It Talk About It

Preventing Racism Preventing Racism

Make Games Make Games

Teeth Brushing Teeth Brushing

Work it Out Work it Out

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety

Integrate Integrate

Encouraging Reading Encouraging Reading

When Do You Use Technology When Do You Use Technology

Technology | Reduce Your Use Technology | Reduce Your Use

Physiological Responses Physiological Responses

Hitting Hitting

Appropriate Consequences Appropriate Consequences

Teen Defiance Teen Defiance

Establish Rules Establish Rules

Bed Time Bed Time