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This infographic, by educator Kristin Wiens, aptly illustrates the Shanker Self-Reg® practice of Reframing Behaviour: seeing and understanding the reasons for a child’s (or adult’s) behaviour in a different way.

Why Reframe?

Reframing helps us pause, reflect and ask “Why” in response to behaviour rather than reacting automatically. This enables us to distinguish between misbehaviour and stress behaviour and to see the stressors that are behind so much of the behaviour that concerns us. This is crucial because most of us have lots of experience with discipline strategies designed to address misbehaviour, but little experience with strategies for addressing stress behaviour.

Self-Reg shows us the way. And for most people, that begins with learning to “Reframe the behaviour.”

Learn more:

You can learn more about Reframing in our Self-Reg Foundations Program.

Explore Reframing in action with our blogs:

See more fun graphics from Kristin Wiens here.

Graphic illustrating Reframing Behaviour

The graphic is also available in: Deutsch & Español

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