Misbehavior on the School Bus
School is back and some of us may feel a bit of relief to get our kids back there. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children just as you do, but having them back in school can give us a little bit of a break and some breathing room after having them home all summer. If your kids go to an all-year school, you may have only had them home for a few short weeks. But a great part of the frustration we experience with our kids is not understanding why they behave the way they do. We know they don’t come with a manual so I’ve done the next best thing! I’ve written my 5th published book, “10 Little-Known Facts About KidsThat Will Change The Way You Parent Forever.” It could be that guide you’ve needed all along to better understand your child. With this information, you will undoubtedly change your approach to challenging behaviors and end up getting better results. The book is priced at just $4.99 so why not give it a try. If you’re not happy with what you learn, I’ll refund your money. Simply click THIS LINK to go right to the page to purchase the book.
One challenging behavior that we dread is related to how I started this post; when the school calls you to report that your child has done something wrong. Many of us dread this call for many reason: we‘re embarrassed by our child’s behavior, we’re shocked that it was OUR kid and not someone else’s, or we’re frustrated because we don’t know how to fix a behavior that we’re not seeing at home. When we get that dreadful call, the first thing we want to do is to hear our child’s side of the story. Some parents unfairly scold their child before they find out what really happened and others defend their child regardless of what happened. We know that when the school gets involved, they expect us to do something about it. One mother contacted me about a situation in which her child was misbehaving on the school bus and the school was going to likely ban him from riding the bus for a few weeks. Watch this brief video where I tackle this dilemma and provide some suggestions on how to handle it effectively.
Bill Corbett is the author of the award-winning parenting book series, LOVE, LIMITS, & LESSONS: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO RAISING COOPERATIVE KIDS (in English and in Spanish) and the executive producer and host of the public access television show CREATING COOPERATIVE KIDS. As a member of the American Psychological Association and the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology, Bill provides parent coaching and keynote presentations to parent and professional audiences across the country. He sits on the board of the Network Against Domestic Abuse, the Resource Advisory Committee for Attachment Parenting International, and the management team of the Springfield Parent Academy. Bill's practical experience comes as a father of 3 grown children, a grandfather of two, and a stepdad to three, and resides in the area with his loving wife Elizabeth and teenage step daughter Olivia. Get more parenting help from Bill at www.CooperativeKids.com.