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Episode 12: I Don't Negotiate, Except That I Do

By The Autism Helper

My name is Sasha and I am a problem behavior causer. As a parent and a teacher, I have caused increases in problem behaviors. This happens because I negotiate, I give in, or I give attention. And guess what? This works for me in the moment. Negotiating or giving in gets that meltdown or negative behavior to stop. That’s what I want. I want that behavior to stop. But it does something else too - it teaches that child that negative behaviors result in something awesome. So they keep at it. Let’s change this contingency. In this episode, learn how to look to a long term instead of short term solution for behavior change. Negotiating or giving in may work in the moment but it doesn’t teach a positive alternative way for your child to communicate his wants and needs. It doesn’t promote long term success. I share specific strategies to respond, not react when behavior episodes occur and how to apply this to your everyday life. Get our free 10 Quick Wins for Positive Behavior Change Interested in learning more about The Autism Helper Professional Development Membership? Click here: Get all updates from The Autism Helper Podcast by clicking subscribe above. Head over to for more info. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest @theautismhelper. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

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