Behavior management tips for kids with special needs. We can’t get enough of ‘em. Because kids’ behaviors morph as their bodies and minds constantly grow and change. So I was really pleased to find a post full of behavior management tips at Raising Kvell, a Jewish parenting site that includes posts about parenting kids with special needs.
Meet Behavioral Expert Melissa Lander
Melissa Lander is a stay at home mother of 3. She is the founder of RaisingGems a community of parents sharing Gems about the trials and tribulations of raising kids. (Every day a parenting gem contributed by a reader is posted. Very encouraging and fun.) Her son Reuben is six years old and was diagnosed with autism three years ago. In those years, she’s learned a lot about managing the behavior of a child with special needs.
Melissa’s Four Behavior Management Tips
Melissa’s tips are in line with what I learned about managing behaviors of students with special needs. They are:
- Be Positive
- Give Your Child a Head’s Up
- Beware: It Might Be You
- Never, EVER Give In
Simple concepts, really, but they require backbone and follow through to be successful. To learn more about how to develop the backbone and follow through required, read the entire post where Melissa explains each behavior management tip at www.kveller.com.
What Behavior Management Tip Make Life Easier at Your House?
The behavioral tips in Melissa’s post are excellent, but raising kids – both those with special needs and those who are typical – requires a very big bag of
tricks tips. If you’ve discovered some behavior management strategies over the years, please leave a comment about what works at your house. Or if you’re dealing with a particularly stubborn behavior right now, leave a question. Maybe another reader will have an idea that will help. But whatever you do, never EVER give in!