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UNDERSTANDING THE GOALS OF MISBEHAVIOUR

Catherine Ciardulli, RECE, Programming Director, North Toronto Early Years Learning Centre

Are you pulling at your hair trying to understand your child's "misbehaviour"?

Catherine Ciardulli will join us to lead a talk/workshop about Understanding the Goals of Misbehaviour. Catherine is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Programming Director at the North Toronto Early Years Learning Centre. Her school implements a "Positive Education" approach, teaching social-emotional skills alongside academic skills, and is located in the Yonge/Lawrence area.

Misbehaviour is a strategy used by children to communicate that they are experiencing a social problem. Because young children do not have the life skills to communicate this, they use their body, words and behaviour. Once we understand what is motivating a child to misbehave we can start to help the child achieve their goal through a positive means. This workshop will explore the goals of misbehaviour and how to help children develop the intrinsic motivation to want to cooperate.