Is My Child a Troublemaker?
Learn how to tell whether a child's bad behavior is just typical kid stuff or something more -- and what to do about it.
Step 4: Accentuate the Positive. Eliminate the Negative. continued...
Don't try to solve every behavioral problem simultaneously -- just focus on
one at a time.
"Zero in on only that behavior over and over and over again. If you focus on
too many behaviors at once you'll never get the change," Borba says.
Be patient. It can take about three weeks of constant repetition before you
start seeing results. "You'll see a slow, gradual change in baby steps where
the old behavior stops and the new behavior kicks in," Borba says. "Don't be
frustrated. It's tough."