Positive Behavior Support: Reviewing Behavior Change Plans (Family Checkup)

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(Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Reviewing Behavior Change Plans)

(Reviewing When You Are Rushed)

Dad: It looks like you did a pretty good job, but it’s still not perfect.

Daughter: I’m trying.

Dad: Keep trying.

(Reviewing When You Are Upset)

Mom: I’m so irritated with you getting home late, let’s look at your chore chart.So you got the dishes and the dishwasher, you’ve wiped off the table, and you got things put away. I guess you get the extra time on the computer tonight.

(Blaming or Accusing)

Dad: You weren’t even trying today. All you’ve managed to do is get the dishes to the sink.

Daughter: I was going to do the rest of the stuff, but...

Dad: Well you’ll need to try harder.

(The Right Way to Review Behavior Change Plans)

(Example 1)

Mom: Alright, let’s take a look at how you did with your kitchen chart today. You cleared the table, you wiped off the table... good, you put some of the dishes in the dishwasher, but I’m not able to give you a point for that, and it looks like you didn’t get the counter cleaned off. So you got 2 out of your 4 points, but you need 3 to earn extra time on the computer. But if you really focus on all 4 things tomorrow I’m sure you’ll get all your points.

(Example 2)

Dad: It’s 7:00, so let’s review your homework chart. You showed me all your assignments, you started at four, you only took one break, you showed me your finished assignments and they were all complete. That is excellent! I can see you put a lot of effort in your homework today, and you did all four things in the chart. So you’ll be able to stay up an extra 15 minutes.

Daughter: Yay!