Behavior Is Learned  June 3, 2020
When a five-year-old gets what she wants by whining, she will continue to whine every time she wants something.  She has been taught that whining gets the results she's looking for.  If she is not educated out of this behavior, she'll whine every time she wants something when she's an adult, which is unacceptable.  She will need to find alternative behaviors and develop problem solving skills.

If the student's bad behavior doesn't get the results he wants and his good behavior does, the bad behavior will die of neglect.  Help him know what he really wants and how to recognize it when he gets it.