Note: I must tell you before you read this that the behavior technique explained here was used to be expedient in responding to the situation-it gave us a little extra time to attend to it before things got out of hand. It usually worked without our intervention whatsoever...other times we did have to step in, but the conditions were much less elevated due to our little "strategy". We  did have conversations with the child about alternative things to do and this little technique gave him an opportunity to decompress and be ready to listen. A behavior plan was made and followed.


  1. This is great! Many times it is whatever works. I have been looking into a lot of self regulation for kids and this is a great idea!

  2. @Steve:Yes...whatever works...isn't that the truth! Thanks for your comment!

  3. I have also used these for one of my students this year! It's surprising how sometimes the smallest things can make a huge difference.

  4. @Shannon:Oh good! Thank goodness that they do work!

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