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The "When-Then" Trap

Today I want to share an evidence based behavior strategy used to manage children’s behavior patterns called "When-Then". This behavior strategy is used to help a child better understand what behaviors are expected of them...

For instance a parent might say:

  • WHEN you clean your room, THEN you can have a treat.

Or a teacher might say:

  • WHEN you put everything away, THEN you can go out for recess.