035 - Goals of Misbehavior

Post date: Dec 1, 2015 9:09:31 PM

Counselor Notes 35

February 13, 2015

Goals of Misbehavior Chart

Part of parenting is effectively dealing with children's behavior. One of the more helpful ways of looking at children’s misbehavior is a chart from http://www.docstoc.com/docs/25038914/Mistaken-Goals-Chart . It may not be perfect, but it seems at least a good starting point to view children’s misbehavior and how adults should respond. Those that want more detail on the approach of the chart’s author are advised to read the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson. There is also information on her web site: http://www.positivediscipline.com/

Here is the chart. I hope parents find it useful.

Doug Muha Ed.S.

School Counselor

Waverly Elementary School