No More Misbehavin’- Michele Borba is the latest book that I have been reading. There are many anecdotes on how to arrest misbehaviour in your child.
The book focuses on behaviour modification and how to develop a behavioural checklist for your child. The author lays out step by step how to do deal with each difficult behaviour. The parts which were of most interest to me is identifying the underlying cause for the particular behaviour.
The author stresses the importance of:
- Finding out what causes the behaviour
- Addressing the wanting behaviour immediately
- For the parent to be diciplined in carrying out the change management for the behaviour
- For the child to understand why there is the need to change and how to change for the better.
There has been mixed reviews about this book on Amazon and I do agree that the techniques recommended per behaviour are based on modifications of 1 technique.
What technique you may want to know?
Step 1- Idenfity the behaviour/(s) that you want the child to change
Step 2- Draw out a plan with the child in writing on what will be done if he behaves that way- Ie throwing tantrums . Define the punishments & consequences that come along with the misbehaviour.
Step 3- Sending your child to time out/detention if he gets two strikes out.
Step 4- Getting your child to earn back his privilages.
I wouldn’t recommend buying the book to read as it does get a bit monotous going through each behaviour example.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 for readibility and usefulness.