Managing Children's Behavior: Practical Strategies and Ways to Cope

Dr. Cristin Hall, a licensed psychologist and school psychologist, describes the "what", the "why", and the "how" of managing behavior for children in a variety of contexts. By emphasizing clear expectations, simple strategies for focusing on increasing good behavior and minimizing not-so-good behavior, learners can expect to increase their understanding of good behavior management techniques. Dr. Hall describes the various ways in which children tend to have difficulty with meeting adult expectations and explains how development and the environment can shape our understanding of child behavior. Techniques for rule setting, praise, correction, and managing a group environment are described. Finally, Dr. Hall will provide strategies for adult caregivers who are feeling frustrated by difficult moments with children so that they can be in control of their own feelings and expectations and therefore model for children healthy ways of managing strong feelings and challenging situations.

Author(s), Presenter(s): 
Dr. Cristin M. Hall
Year published or updated: 
2016