Thursday 1 August 2019
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Keeping Your Cool: Everyday discipline and challenging behaviour

Thursday 1 August, 10am - 1:30pm
The Smash Club, 170 Karori Rd, Karori, Wellington

We hear all the time that children are becoming more challenging in their behaviour and that staff often struggle to respond effectively when kids are pushing limits or “melting down”. This workshop aims to keep things simple – we focus on effective strategies for everyday use that help kids get back on track with a minimum of confrontation: if we want cool, respectful kids then we have to walk the talk ourselves.

We use games and practical activities to show how to approach challenging behaviour with a cool head and positive purpose. We can also make links between these everyday discipine practices and strategies needed for children with conditions such as ADHD, FASD etc.


  • Helping children to behave well – what are we aiming for?
  • Low-key discipline techniques for everyday use
  • Why are children challenging?
  • Effective responses to challenging behaviour: accommodation and intervention strategies
  • Evidence-based practice – what can we learn from research into classroom teaching?

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