When a child is showing/demonstrating unsafe and unwanted behaviour – we need to understand how to help them.
Here are my top 5 tips!
- Keep yourself, others, and the child safe
- De-escalate the situation – For example using NLP
- When calm – problem solve the activation
- Share the load ‘How can I help you?’
- Emotional Meta-cognition – dopamine, emotional activation, emotional cups, understanding the brain, window of tolerance, and sensory needs
At the end of the day – behaviour is simply a nervous system trying to communicate something.
What is your telling you?