STEP 1: CHANGE YOUR LENSES
Step one begins with a close look at your beliefs about why and when a child exhibits concerning behavior. Thanks to an enormous amount of research that’s been conducted over the past 50 years, we’ve learned that what we’ve been saying about kids with concerning behaviors (and what we’ve been doing to them) has often been counterproductive and ineffective. Concerning behavior is not the result of poor parenting, faulty learning, or poor motivation. In this section, you’ll be asked to try on some new lenses so that you have a more accurate, compassionate understanding of a child’s concerning behavior. Watch the videos below to complete step one.