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We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

The Northern Centre are continuing to deliver our services to the community.

If you need support, please call 9334 0111 or email intake@thenortherncentre.org.au or visit The Northern Centre - Individual Support Request

Our collocated partners, including our weekly Women’s Legal Clinic continue to deliver services via phone, email and/or ZOOM.

Our team are working with our community via phone, email and/or Skype/ZOOM.

Tips to improve your child’s behaviour

Tips to improve your child’s behaviour

Most parents ask the question how they can learn better parenting skills that in turn brings out the best in their child. The following are some tips on how to bring some more order in your home.

  1. Use consistent discipline techniques

Your child needs to understand the specific behaviours that you do and do not want from them. If your child then continues to misbehave, the discipline should be consistent so as to teach them structure. Reiterate to your child why they have been disciplined and if suits ask for an apology.

  1. Praise your child

When your child is being good, be sure to let them know how appreciative you are of their good behaviour. Incentives can also inspire your child to perform tasks more positively and encourage them to behave better more often.

  1. Pick your battles

Not constantly focusing on minor behavioural will help alleviate your stress. Ask yourself if it’s worth an argument or fight with your child. Take some time to breath and collect yourself, so you can reassess the situation before taking any action.

  1. Set realistic goals

If you get too ambitious with your child and keep setting the bar higher, you will create an experience of failure. Break big goals into smaller ones will help you enjoy success more often.

  1. Rested kids are happy kids

When your child hasn’t had enough sleep or they are stressed, it affects their mood, and impairs both their thinking and emotional skills. Practicing breathing or mindfulness activities can help your child learn how to calm themselves and enjoy a more restful sleep.

 

If you would like to learn more about understanding and supporting your child’s development, please contact us on 9334 0111 or connect@thenortherncentre.org.au to arrange to talk with one of our experienced Family Workers in a confidential setting.