The first thirteen to fifteen years are very critical in the development of a child. It is during these years that the child develops all the basic aspects of their personalities. The future development of the child depends on these formative years.
Behavior charts play a very important role in organizing the life of a child. It has been observed that when the actionable is clearly mentioned, and targeted for, the human mind has a higher chance of achieving the target. Not only in relation to the specific achievement but it helps to get the child to lead an organized and disciplined life.
These charts are used for different categories. They can be for studies, the daily routine, food habits, play time and all other activities as far a child is concerned. The free behavior charts are available to download on the internet. When the desired outcome is mentioned clearly, the child can measure his progress based on the target. He can create the necessary changes or the parents can advise a child to make the required corrections to get him back on track.
These charts compliment the parent’s role in shaping the character of the child. It has been observed that small rewards can bring better results than the threat of losing something. So if you can reward you child for small achievements, he will be more motivated and look forward to get more rewards from you. Even small word of praise for all the good actions and deeds of the child can work wonders in their development. The kid gets closer to the parents and the chances of hiding anything with the parents are lessened in such families.
On the other hand the parents need to ignore small annoying behaviors of the child which does not harm anyone. It would be a good exercise for the kid if the parent can spend some time with the kid in trying to solve the problems. Rather than giving an instant solution, it would of great help for the child if you can get him to come up with a solution. So in future, if faced with such a situation he can come out of it without any help.
The parents can also prepare a child behavior reward chart. If the desired outcome expected from your child is a lengthier one, you can break that into smaller steps and you can display the picture or write the reward name on the chart. This also helps in breaking a bigger task into smaller pieces and thus making it look simpler for your child