A Non-Clinical Approach To Managing Challenging Behavior


What is Early Childhood Consultation?


Often, parents, educators, and childcare providers struggle with managing challenging behavior in young children. 
With the countless responsibilities and pressures that face today's parents and professionals, carving out time to invest in the social and  emotional development of children is often difficult. 

Early Childhood Consultation is a non -clinical approach in managing challenging behavior, designed to help parents and professionals identify the specific needs of children and develop a plan to best support social and emotional development, and decrease challenging  behaviors.

Gain Confidence in Managing Challenging Behavior


  • Learn to set appropriate limits.

  • Teach children to express emotions in healthy ways.

  • Improve adult to child, and child to adult communication.

  • Develop a trusting and secure relationship with children.

Often, a subtle adjustment at home or in the classroom can be all a child needs to improve their emotional literacy, and decrease their challenging behaviors.

Why Emotional Literacy Matters


Research has shown(1) that children who have a strong foundation in emotional literacy - the ability to identify, understand, and respond to emotions in oneself and others - are able to:


Tolerate frustration better

 Get into fewer fights
Engage in less self destructive behavior

Achieve greater academic success

They are also:
Able to focus better
Less impulsive
Less lonely
Generally healthier

Early Childhood Consultation is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional psychiatric, psychological or medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, clinical counseling or psychotherapy.

 (1) Joseph G., Strain P., & Ostrosky, M.M. (2005). Fostering emotional literacy in young children: Labeling emotions. Campaign, IL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning.