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.

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.

Dual Language Learners with Challenging Behaviors

Children communicate so much through their behavior. Teachers and caregivers will find this article useful in identifying strategies for working with dual language learners exhibiting challenging behaviors.

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.

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.