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Promote positive behaviour

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Outline

Communicate to child, positive and realistic expectations of their behaviour

Different ages, different stages, different behaviours

Activity 1

This activity requires you to carry out research into the typical behaviours associated with a particular age group. Work through the steps below.

Choose one age group of children (ie, either infants, toddlers, preschoolers or school-aged children).

Write down the significant milestones of development for that age group. You may need to do a little child development research (http://raisingchildren.net.au/ is a useful website). Now write down some of the behaviours that are typical of the age group you have chosen.

What links can you make between the developmental milestones and behaviour typical to this age? For example: As toddlers enter the stage that Erikson calls Autonomy vs Shame and Doubt, they exhibit behaviours such as: desire or insistence to do things by themselves; and often says ‘no’ even when they want something.

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Expected behaviours

Activity 2a

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

A nine month old will put everything in their mouth.

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Activity 2b

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

A seven-month-old who pulls another babies hair means to hurt them.

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Activity 2c

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

A two-year-old given practice, will be able to control their desire to do something they are not allowed to do.

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Activity 2d

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

A two-and-a-half year-old will push or hit to get something they want.

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Activity 2e

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

It is common for five-year-olds to use toilet humour.

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Activity 2f

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

A three-year-old should not be afraid of the dark.

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Activity 2g

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

An nine-year-old should be able to understand cause and effect.

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Activity 2h

Are the following behaviours ones you would expect of children in each age group? Answer True or False.

A four-year-old is able to clearly distinguish between real and fantasy.

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