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PBS Travel Tips

As we head into the summer months many of you will be traveling and taking family vacations. This often seems like open season for children to misbehave. The good news is PBS techniques work here too. Employ the same principles that you do with other behavior. Before the event or activity, pre-correct your child – tell them your behavior expectations. During an activity, if you see them doing the right thing specifically praise that they are. If your child forgets, specifically remind them how they are expected to behave.  If that does not end the undesired behavior, then follow through with the appropriate consequence for their action. It is important for children to understand that you will be consistent with your follow through regardless of the location or audience!