For the next few weeks, we will review the skills taught on Smarterparenting.com.
This week we are focusing on the ABC's of Behavior.
The ABC's of Behavior is a tool parents can use to figure out why a behavior is happening and then take the appropriate steps to keep the behavior from happening again or promoting repeat behavior.
The ABC's of Behavior stands for:
A-Antecedent. The Antecedent is what was happening before the behavior.
B-Behavior. It is what happened or the action.
C-Consequence. This is what follows after the behavior. It can be either positive or negative.
When parents can understand why a specific behavior is happening, it is easier to address the root cause in a way that helps a child learn and grow.
Visit SmarterParenting.com for more information about The ABC's of Behavior