Behavior is Communication

Small child being carried by father

Young children use behavior to communicate their needs and emotions because they lack other communication tools and abilities. Instead of labeling it as “challenging behavior”, think of it as “behavior that challenges me”.

By remembering that these behaviors are not intentional, it allows adults to model, coach, mentor and provide learning these difficult moments. Learn more in this video from vice president of Education and Development Rachel Robertson.

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