1. What is the GOOD PUPPY® Children Behavioral System?
The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System is a collection of behavioral and emotional tools designed to assist parents, teachers and therapists in the management of children behavior.
2. Who can benefit from the system?
The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System is designed for children, ages 3 to 9. Empathetic imagery and multiple correspondences make the system easy for children to understand from a very young age; and can be of great service to those suffering from color blindness, dyslexia and some dissociative disorders.
3. Why should I use it?
Because children can understand the GOOD PUPPY® Children Behavioral System before they can read and it provides them with the structure they seek. Because all behavior gets attention, bringing down negative attention seeking. Because the system is based on causality, cause and effect, teaching children to think of consequences before making choices.
4. How does it work?
The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System is a collection of behavioral and emotional tools. The behavioral system is based on causality, cause and effect; and the emotions tools help children identify and verbalize their feelings. It is the consistent application of the system that produces consistent results.
5. How should I use it?
The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System allows you to pick and choose the tools you would like to implement. Each child, family situation, classroom, teaching style or therapist is different and the tools are designed to mold to each particular situation, according to need. Also, while some children may strive from positive reinforcement alone, with no need for loss of privileges, others may not react until a naughty puppy is staring back at them. It is up to the parent, teacher or therapist to customize the system and be consistent; new tools can be added as needed.
6. Why a Puppy?
Because the system was designed specifically for children, and most children LOVE & WANT a puppy. These empathetic images communicate with children from a very young age, allowing them to understand the system as a simple game. The whimsical character lightens situations and defers negative feelings from being targeted at parents over loss of privileges.
7. Why does it work?
The system allows parents to continue a loving demeanor towards their children. It isn't the parent, but the child's behavior that caused a yellow puppy which brought a loss of privileges. Bad behavior is often the result of attention seeking, the system acknowledges all behavior, so that bad behavior will not mean more attention.
The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System puts children in charge of their own status and in control of their own behavior, bringing confrontations, negotiations and negative attention seeking to a minimum with a simple question: What's Your Puppy?
8. Why do children love it?
The system is designed for children and they are the first to notice it. The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System provides the structure and attention children need to feel safe, loved and understood in order to grow self-esteem.
9. Why reward a child?
The same way an adult appreciates a bonus, a salary raise, a thank you or a pat in the back for a job well done, children want to know they're doing well and that their efforts are being noticed.
Adults are quick to jump on anything that does not fit their grown-up standards, but what about all the efforts a child makes to behave, to do as he was taught? What about all the puddles he didn't jump on? What about all those wild ideas he had, that he didn't act on? Such as the giant rainbow he could have painted on the living room wall, but he didn't. He didn't do it because he knows better. But, did anyone notice?
Well, at GOOD PUPPY, we believe that children deserve to be noticed for their efforts and good deeds. We also believe they deserve a Super Puppy once in a while, and a gigantic piece of paper to paint a rainbow on.