Behavior Transitions are a part of life. Each day the habits we learned through the years seem to do just fine. Then a new day comes as your children transition from one age to the next. New habits develop and perhaps they are not preferred... by you. Many parents wonder what happened. "What were they thinking?" The better question is to ask, "When he or she did the behavior what happened?" If someone or something is reinforcing the behavior you will likely see it again. Learn why these behaviors begin and what you can do to reduce their likelihood.
Mark Twain wrote, "Nothing needs changing so much as other people's habits." Nothing could be closer to the truth. The question is how can you, as either a parent or foster parent, change your children's habits that have you on your last nerve? H3's behavior focused training programs gives you the tools you need to build better habits in your children and change habits that may come into your home through the gift of a foster child.
Get a glimpse of what’s ahead with our interactive behavior training programs. You’ll also find in-depth articles on why people do the things they do and how to evaluate the consequences and how they are reinforcing behaviors. Each child you invite into your home has a life-long repertoire of behaviors that have been reinforced as long as they can remember. You can lay down the law (e.g., this is my home and this is how you will behave) or you have learn how to be effective in Behavior Transitions (BeTr).
Whether you are a new parent or you have been down this road before, as we look back, there are always things we could have done better. Some potential parents shy away from adopting older kids. Perhaps it is because they have developed habits that may not work in your house. All habits can change given the right reinforcement and behavior savvy parent. Habits work for people because they are reinforced. When reinforcement stops the habit follows. Learn how to be an effective behavior transition parent with our evidence based programs.