Our Approach: The Mind S.E.T.®
The first three steps to solving behavior problems: A Healthy Mind S.E.T.®
Like brushing your teeth or using a tissue to blow your nose or washing your hands before you eat ... these healthy Mind S.E.T. reactions to children’s behavior will become healthy habits. They will become the automatic, natural way you take care of yourself and your children while teaching everyone to be healthy and resilient. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls this relational health —"...the ability to develop and sustain safe, stable and nurturing relationships with emotionally available, engaged and attuned adults".
Keep it simple: Unconditional Love and Structure
That’s why every piece of advice in Behavior Checker starts with a healthy Mind S.E.T.—Self-talk, empathy and teaching. Those three steps help you provide the 2 things every child needs—unconditional love and structure. All of these healthy forms of teaching discipline lower everyone's stress. Find them in the "What to Do's" of every Behavior Checker Solution, full of specific, proven Teaching Tools to provide positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits, redirecting, and setting future expectations.
Self-Talk • Empathy • Teach
Research indicates that 1. positive self-talk; 2. empathy; and 3. teaching appropriate behavior, rather than punishing inappropriate behavior, all help to build positive relationships, promote attachment and manage behavior issues. We have labeled these the “3 steps to a Healthy Mind S.E.T.”, and have made them the core of every prescription in Behavior Checker. How to remember to use this Healthy Mind S.E.T. every day when caring, supporting and protecting children? Remember “S” means Self-Talk, “E” means Empathy and “T” means Teaching. The summary below shows how S, E, and T can work for you every day.