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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

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The Attention Demander

Mistakes: What common discipline mistakes of parents may make the problem behavior worse?

  • Assuming that the attention demander doesn't have the skills to do the job, when he or she really does.

  • Ignoring the behavior.

  • Failing to listen carefully to what your child is saying.

  • Making hasty and inconsistent judgments about this child.

  • Trying to anticipate the kinds of situations that will cause your child to get what he or she needs by misbehaving.

  • Assuming that you can generalize and understand this child and the real motivations for his or her behavior.

  • Failing to comprehend the importance of your child's message.

  • Trying to keep him or her from getting any attention.