Good parenting strategies to manage your child's behaviour. Use the A-B-C paradigm.


Any behaviour can be dealt with in a 3-step approach by using the A-B-C paradigm to help you plan what you can do before, during, and after a behaviour.

Parenting is never an easy journey. As parents, teachers and caregivers, we always strive to provide the best for the child, but there are days where we just can’t seem to satisfy them. Instead, their cries and tantrums fuel a sense of frustration and helplessness. But the truth is, parenting does not need to turn into a daily battle of wills. The key is to understand what affects behaviour and how to effectively manage it. This can reduce the occurrence of tantrums, and even help the child learn more effective ways of communication.


These behaviour management strategies can be summed up easily into a 3-step approach (which you have probably heard): The A-B-C paradigm. It is used to analyse behavior in three simple steps; the antecedent (A), the behaviour (B), and the consequence (C). You do not need to be a behavioral therapist to pick up some of these tips.