Better Behavior at School: Help Teachers Manage Your Child's Distractions and Impulsivity

Share these winning strategies with your child's teachers to keep your student focused and on his best behavior in the classroom.

Say What You Mean

Telling a child to “behave” or “to be good” is too vague. Explain exactly what good behavior looks like. “Keep your hands at your side when waiting in line” and “Take out your books and sit quietly” are better options. Make sure kids understand the expectations and consequences. “Keep your hands to yourself, and you’ll get an extra 10 minutes of recess. If you hit another child, you will have to stand in the corner.”
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