Question of the Week: Essential Skills for Parents and Teachers


Parenting or teaching a child with emotional and behavioral deficits can be challenging on many levels. What 3 essentials skills (or group of skills) are necessary to be an effective parent or teacher of students with emotional behavior disorders?

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2 thoughts on “Question of the Week: Essential Skills for Parents and Teachers

  1. Good question! My three:

    1) Maintain neutral game face when in the thick of a verbal outburst or behaviour escalation. Never take it personally!

    2) Pair yourself with positive experiences and items the child enjoys. Don’t just be the person who lays down the law.

    3) Differential reinforcement – learn it, use it, go with it! 🙂

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