The impact of Boundaries and Structure on Chronic Misbehavior

The Healing Environment is a visual representation of what children need to grow and mature. It includes relationships, boundaries, adult self-control, empathy, acceptance, encouragement, and humor.   The Healing Environment looks different for students with chronic misbehavior. Children with severe emotional and behavioral concerns have different behavioral and emotional needs than children with typical behavior […]

Healthy Compliance

One thing that interferes with setting boundaries is our views and history with authority. Think about your personal feelings with authority and how those feelings may or may not impact your relationship with your students or the children you support. For example, suppose you had negative experiences with an overbearing or abusive parent as a […]

Waiting it Out Versus Power Struggle

What is the difference between waiting out a student’s misbehavior versus getting into a power struggle?    Power Struggle The mindset of a power struggle is, “I have to control the child to make them behave.” This mindset can result in the following behavior on the part of the adult: Use of anger to evoke […]