What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversation to learn about and strengthen an individual’s motivation for changing behavior.

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behavior

Explore this Technical Assistance Paper that assists in understanding how social and emotional development of infants and toddlers helps parents and staff to develop proactive strategies for supporting them.

Supporting Children with Challenging Behavior

Head Start teachers often struggle to support children with challenging behavior in the classroom. This webinar will shift the focus from reaching to misbehavior to proactive planning for child’s success. This session offers strategies for teachers as well as free and accessible resources for supervisors.

Biting: A Fact Sheet for Families

Biting is a common but upsetting behavior of toddlers. It is important for parents to address biting when it occurs. This fact sheet provides tips for parents and program staff on how to better understand issues around biting.

Preventing Expulsions, Suspensions, and Other Limitations in Services

Programs should have a comprehensive discipline policy that includes developmentally appropriate social-emotional and behavioral health promotion practices as well as discipline and intervention procedures that provide specific guidance on what caregivers/teachers and programs should do to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors.