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PBIS Family Initiative

Young people today experience many of the same feelings and express some of the same behaviors as adults do. Understandably, children get angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, happy, and/or embarrassed.  Unfortunately, they often do not have the words to talk about their feelings. Along with the staff at each school,  parents can help their child(ren) understand how to appropriately express their feelings by using the following tips.

  • When talking to your child, explain different feelings in words s/he can understand. You may use books, videos, or pictures to get the point across.

  • Teach your child different ways s/he can deal with feelings and control behaviors. Discuss appropriate and inappropriate ways to behave.

  • Build an open line of communication with the school staff to support behavior expectations at home and school.