Behaviour & Sleep

Session 1 - Understanding Your Child's Behaviour

This session will cover

  • How children's behaviours tell us their needs and what experiences may be under 'the tip of the iceberg'. 
  • A range of methods to help you understand why a behaviour is happening including the Stress Bucket and Roots and Fruits.
  • Exploring trackers and charts including the ABC chart which can help us see where, when and why behaviours are happening.

Activities to do at Home

The Stress Bucket


Today I am Feeling


Resources to Support the Activities

Feelings Tracker Guide


Feelings Tracker Template


Behaviours Chart Guide


Behaviours Chart Template


Session 2 will cover

A range of practical ways that you can promote positive behaviours, including:

  • Showing positivity
  • Setting boundaries and keeping consistent
  • Understanding co-regulation
  • Sharing feelings and giving praise.

Go to session 2

Who can Help?

Remember all children are different but if you are worried. speak to your child's preschool setting or school. They will be happy to talk to you about how best to support your child.

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

Alternatively you can go to see your GP to discuss any concerns.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below.

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