Child Behavior Worksheet- Positive Reinforcement

What is the theory behind this Child Behavior Worksheet- Positive Reinforcement?

Positive reinforcement is a behaviour modification technique meant to increase the likelihood of positive and helpful behaviours by pairing them with rewarding consequences. It can be particularly useful for parents and teachers alike when encouraging positive behaviour at home or in the classroom for children of all ages. The aim is to purposefully pay attention to positive behaviours instead of negative ones and follow them with an appropriate reward to increase its chances of recurring. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can be used by parents to write down a list of rewards both big and small with collaborative efforts from the child involved in the behaviour modification process. The idea is to make the child feel like they are part of the process and also to make sure the rewards chosen for good behaviour are encouraging enough. 

How to use the worksheet?

Before planning behaviour charts to specify behaviours that need to be followed, this worksheet can be used in collaboration with the child to write down a list of rewards that can be used. Rewards can be divided according to immediate, delayed and special rewards. This ‘reward menu’ must contain feedback from the child to ensure effectiveness of the behaviour charts. 

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