Many parents reach a point when they recognize that their current toolkit is simply insufficient for effecting meaningful, enduring change in their child’s behavior. It’s at this point that one-on-one training and coaching becomes necessary. No matter how many parenting books you’ve consulted, nothing can replace customized care and training for you and your child. Parent training is the most significant factor contributing to behavior change.
Securing participation by other professionals such as your child’s teacher, tutors and caregivers plays an instrumental role in creating behavior change as well. It is essential that all individuals spending time with your child in the environment where problem behavior occurs are working towards common goals using consistent, research-based strategies. Precision Parenting creates the blueprint for all relevant players in your child’s life to follow, training them to implement strategies and techniques proven to create lasting behavior change.
While every family’s needs are unique, some common behavioral concerns addressed in a family support program include:
- Gaining compliance
- Teaching self-regulation skills
- Reducing disrespectful back talk
- Eliminating negotiating
- Appropriately giving consequences
- Determining if and when punishment is necessary
Central to the Precision Parenting approach is an abiding belief that behavior does not occur in a vacuum. Instead, your child’s behavior serves a purpose, more commonly referred to as the function of behavior. In order to change a behavior, we must systematically address the following:
- Specifically what your child is doing that is so problematic
- Precisely why your child is engaging in that behavior.
- Exactly what your child should be doing instead.
The goal of Parent training is to equip the individuals in your child’s life with the most effective tools and strategies known in behavioral science to effect long-term behavior change. If you are ready to work 1:1 with a results-driven Behavior Analyst & Special Educator, you’ve come to the right place.