Often our children do not behave exactly how we want. We have all seen parents struggling with the embarrassment of kids throwing temper tantrums in public or not listening in a restaurant. Dehra Harris is a pediatric psychiatrist at Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In this video she talks about a variety of ways to get children to listen and behave when they are in the process of acting out.
Dr. Harris explains that if you want your child to stop the bad behavior, the first thing you need to do is separate all of your child’s behaviors into two categories– start behaviors and stop behaviors.