Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviors

In this tip sheet, find strategies to support children's healthy social and emotional development and prevent or reduce behaviors that could negatively affect their development. Explore relevant standards and resources.

Behavior Has Meaning

Explore the importance of understanding that all behavior is a form of communication and has meaning. Discover ways to interpret children's behaviors and support their social and emotional development.

Responding Positively to Your Child’s Behavior

All children can exhibit challenging behavior sometimes. How parents respond can be key to how a child develops. Find ways to help parents and staff positively respond to children's behavior. 

Understanding Children's Behavior as Communication

Explore ways early childhood staff can partner with families to understand and respond to children's behavior as communication. Find strategies for working with families of children ages birth to 5.

Nurturing the Environment Webinar

This webinar discusses challenging behaviors and how the environment can impact behavior. Learn strategies to better identify triggers and how to help children manage their emotions.