Managing Behavioral Problems in a Positive Manner



Date Posted: January 10, 2019

The term positive discipline may sound a little hook. After all, can punishment really be positive? And shouldn't discipline tingle in order to teach your student a lesson? Positive discipline may be an effective technique to impart to your children valued lifetime lessons. While it still involves giving students negative consequences for misbehavior, it also involves taking steps to prevent behavior problems before they start.

We must build a positive relationship. Positive discipline uses an authoritative method, where student’s feelings are taken into consideration. Students are encouraged to share their feelings as well as discuss their mistakes, ideas, and problems openly. Parents should be responsible to work with the child on resolving issues while modeling respectful communication. Spend quality time with them each day to build a healthy relationship which include chatting, playing, watching movie and enjoying one another’s company. Also, make time to talk to your child about the feelings he experiences throughout the day. Positive discipline focuses on encouragement over praise. Instead of praising kids for a job well done, focus on your child's efforts even if the outcome isn't successful.

Encouragement can help students recognize their full potential. It can also help them develop an independent individual as they will start to see what they are capable of doing on their own. Help your child feel valued, appreciated and recognized, as positive discipline is based on the belief that all students need to feel a deep sense of belonging. Demonstrating how to handle responsibilities is a significant part of positive discipline. This teaches students the importance of taking responsibility for their own behaviors and shows the importance of learning from mistakes.

How can we discipline children with behavioral problems? As a teacher, I usually set an agreement between me and my students. I give them positive feedback and define what my expectations are as their teacher. I give them the positive consequences that provide solutions to problems to change the child’s behavior. It's important to know in advance what it is that you want a consequence to accomplish. If the students make the effort to do something you want, then allow him to do something he wants, or reward him in a way meaningful to him. Enforce fair consequences that impart a lesson rather than leave him feeling angrier and more disappointed. Explain to the students that consequences are a way for him to learn and aren’t meant to punish.

Using a time out can be an effective discipline strategy for the students of any age who loses control easily. It gives the students a chance to calm herself and reflect on her behavior.

Behavioral problem of your student is not a problem if the teacher knows how to manage behavioral problems it in a positive manner.