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The Experience of Parenting - Unit 1: Positive Parenting - Topic 1: Dealing with Different Behaviours

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  1. 1. Unit 1: Positive Parenting. Dr. Margaret Simms Cert.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D The Experience of Parenting Parents’ experiences of parenting differ from family to family, community to community and country to country. This course is designed for use by parents and parenting practitioners everywhere. It encourages the sharing of Positive Parenting stategies, supporting strong and happy family relationships. ProCEEd Consultancy http://www.proceedc.com proceed@proceedc.com
  2. 2. Topic 1: Dealing with Different Behaviours Positive Parenting – Dealing with Different Behaviours is about understanding some of the reasons why children behave in particular ways and dealing with those behaviours appropriately. For example: Child’s behaviour: Stamping feet Positive Parenting thought process: 1. Interpret the behaviour: Is he stamping his feet because he is angry? Is he stamping his feet to get the mud off of his boots? Is he pretending to be the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk? 2. Do you find the behaviour acceptable? For example: Angry foot stamping is not acceptable. Stamping to clean mud from boots is okay – in the right place! Stamping Giant feet are fun. I think I’ll join in the game. Positive Parenting understands that actions have consequences The consequences of missinterpreting a child’s actions and dealing with behaviour inappropriately - or inconsistently - may cause more problems than the behaviour itself. For example: One minute you permit angry foot stamping, the next minute you don’t. 5 minutes later it’s okay to stamp around again in a bad temper. The angry foot stamper is now ‘confused.com’ (if you see what I mean). Fix up and Fix it Positive Parenting is about checking and challenging our own behaviour before checking and challenging that of our children. ProCEEd Consultancy http://www.proceedc.com proceed@proceedc.com
  3. 3. Have a Go ___________________________________________________________________ Complete the table below: Child’s Behaviour Acceptable if: Not acceptable Fix up and Fix it note to self Stamping feet It’s a game If it’s a display of bad temper Swearing ProCEEd Consultancy http://www.proceedc.com proceed@proceedc.com
  4. 4. Keep a Journal Journals, diaries and logs are an excellent way of recording behaviour because you can see from one day to the next when and where changes occurred in parenting techniques and children’s behaviours. Task Find out the difference between a ‘journal’, ‘diary’ and ‘log’ and decide which one you will keep for at least one week. Make at least one entry in your journal, diary or log every day. Be creative. Use words and/or pictures/photos. Do make sure that you have the necessary parental consent to observe and record the behaviour of the child/children you are working with (if not your own) At the end of your week (or longer, if desired) take some time to thoughtfully read and re-read your journal. What parenting challenges have you overcome? What changes in children’s behaviour have you observed? What new positive parenting techniques worked? What didn’t work? Why do you think this was? Which Positive parenting techniques did you find most helpful. How did you share parenting during the week? ProCEEd Consultancy http://www.proceedc.com proceed@proceedc.com
  5. 5. Anagrams ________________________________________________________________ Several different kinds of behaviour are listed below, but the letters are all jumbled up. Unravel the letters to reveal the behaviours then put them in your appropriate Behaviour Box: King kci Equal-sign Garnish Digit Puny In tight Benign kid Uphill grain Loudspeaking Easy Than Nay Chew Gun Lid Loy Acceptable Behaviour Unacceptable Behaviour Consider this: Does the content of your acceptable or unacceptable behaviour box change sometimes? How? Why do you think this is? ProCEEd Consultancy http://www.proceedc.com proceed@proceedc.com
  6. 6. Revision ___________________________________________________________________ Explain what is meant by the following terms: acceptable or appropriate behaviour unacceptable or innappropriate behaviour Identify at least five: acceptable or appropriate behaviours unacceptable or innappropriate behaviours Share Positive Parenting techniques for dealing with: 5 different acceptable/appropriate behaviours 5 different unacceptable/innappropriate behaviours ProCEEd Consultancy http://www.proceedc.com proceed@proceedc.com