Routines help young children feel safe and secure. They need to feel safe and secure to develop confidence and learn, including learning about appropriate ways to behave.
This post will help you understand the importance of routine, how it helps behaviour management in students and teachers alike.
This article will help you understand how to manage your child’s behaviour. It includes four steps that anyone can use to turn a challenging situation into an opportunity for growth and learning.
1. Understand the behaviour you want to change
The first step in using routine to manage behaviour is to understand the behaviour you want to change. What is the behaviour that you would like to see more of? What are the circumstances that typically lead to this behaviour? Once you have a good understanding of the behaviour, you can begin to develop a plan for changing it.
2. Choose an appropriate time to start
When you are ready to start changing the behaviour, it is important to choose an appropriate time. If the behaviour is something that happens regularly, such as brushing your teeth or getting dressed, then starting on a day when there is no school or work may be best. This will give you time to get used to the new routine without having to worry about other commitments.
3. Make a plan
Once you have chosen a time to start, it is time to make a plan. What will the new routine look like? How will you implement it? It is important to be as specific as possible when making your plan. For example, if you want to start brushing your teeth twice a day, your plan might look like this:
-I will brush my teeth in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed
-I will set an alarm on my phone for 7:00 am and 9:00 pm as reminders to brush my teeth
-If I forget to brush my teeth at either of these times, I will set another alarm for 30 minutes later as a reminder.
4. Put your plan into action
Now that you have made your plan, it is time to put it into action! Start by following the new routine for one day. Then, gradually increase the number of days until you are following the routine every day. It is important to be consistent with your new routine; if you miss a day or two, don’t give up! Just start again from where you left off.
5. Evaluate your progress
After following your new routine for a few weeks, take some time to evaluate your progress. Are you seeing the desired behaviour more often? If not, what could you do differently? If you are seeing some progress, great! Keep up the good work!
6. Reward yourself!
Last but not least, don’t forget to reward yourself for all your hard work! When we see ourselves making progress towards our goals, it motivates us to keep going. So treat yourself to something special – maybe a new book, a movie ticket, or your favourite food – and enjoy knowing that you are one step closer to changing your behaviour for good!