Behavior

Between Sessions offers therapy tools that help you address behavioral issues with younger clients in a safe, non-threatening way. Check out our therapeutic activities for children that encourage behaviors like cleaning their room, using the toilet, reading books, acts of kindness, and more. These creative therapy solutions have been designed and developed by a professional team so you can count on their quality. We offer behavior therapy tools designed for teens, too.

What Makes Friend Word Search — This worksheet is designed to help children understand the value of friendships. (emotional intelligence, social skills, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD).

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My Behavioral Contract — This contract identifies behaviors that children need to work on, and lists specific rewards if they achieve their goals.Form Type PDF

My Reading Chart — This chart will help manage your child' reading schedule. PDF

Potty Training Chart — This potty training chart will help keep a schedule for your child.PDF

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Social and Emotional Behavior Intervention Plan — This intervention plan can be used to assess different aspects of a student’s problem behaviors and record the responses to different behaviors. A progress monitoring graph is also included. (0421, behavior management, school problems, ADHD)

Self-Efficacy Assessment for Children — This 24 Item Scale measures the important trait of self-efficacy in children – the belief that one can accomplish tasks. A high self-efficacy score is associated with resiliency, academic achievement, and the ability to overcome problems. The scale helps you determine an overall score as well as sub-scores in academic, social, and emotional self-efficacy. (self-efficacy, behavior, assessment, parenting, 0421)

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Random Acts of Kindness Certificate (Kids) — Give this award to children who demonstrate acts of kindness. Great for all kids, but particularly kids who are dealing with anger control issues and behavioral problems (0819)

Caught Being Good Certificcate — This certificate can be used to reward children each day for positive behavior. PDF (behavior, behavior management, 0516)

Clean Room Certificate — This certificate can be used as a reward when children do a good job cleaning their room. PDF

Great Job Certificate — Use this certificate to reward children for completing schoolwork. PDF

Acts of Kindness Citation — This certificate can be used as a reward when children exhibit an act of kindness. (PDF)

Homework Certificate — This certificate is given to children when they complete their assignments on time. PDF

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Behavioral Contract for Kids — This contract helps kids identify two behavioral goals to work on as well as the strategies needed to achieve these goals. The contract also specifies consequences and rewards. (1220)

My Morning Routine — This chart will help children manage their morning routine. PDF

My Homework Chart — This chart will help your child manage their homework load. PDF

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Make Kindness the Norm Activity Book — This workbook is from the creative people at the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. It contains dozens of ideas and activities. (RAOK, kindness, 0420)

What Should I Do About Stress? (An Ebook for Kids) — This ebook teaches kids about the nature of stress and gives them suggestions on how to handle it. (0419(

Positive Discipline Workbook — Written by Mary Gosche at the University of Missouri Extension, this workbook is designed to teach parents the principles of positive discipline. The workbook can be used in parenting classes or as homework with individual parents. (0815)

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Friendship Behavior Crossword Puzzle — Have children complete this crossword puzzle and discuss important concepts in making and keeping friends. (social skills, ASD, friends, 101920

Self-Control Remote Control (Kids) — This is a clever and fun way to teach children that they can control their own behavior and take responsibility for finding solutions to their own problems. Kids are asks to crate a paper “remote control” which they can color in and individualize to fit their own specific needs. (ADHD, anger control, behavior, 0119)

Emotions Card Game — The Emotions Card Game is designed to help teach a variety of skills to children and teens related to awareness of emotions and problem-solving. The cards are intended to be used in a flexible manner. The instructions describe four different games than can be played. 27 pages (1118, emotional intelligence)

Teaching Social Flexibility (Card Game) — This activity for kids and teens teaches the importance of flexible social thinking. It includes two “poster” handouts to open a discussion on flexible thinking and a simple card game to practice new skills. (Asperger Syndrome, social intelligence, autism, ADHD, 1018)

The Cool Down Game — This game teaches kids to “cool down” when they are angry so that they can talk about what is bothering them and then think of ways to prevent problems from recurring. (anger control, behavior problems, ADHD, classroom problems, 0518)

Think Positive Board Game — This printable board game teaches children to change negative to positive thinking, anticipate negative consequences, solve interpersonal problems, and develop a positive value system. It takes just a few minutes to cut out the cards and paste on the backs, and you are ready to play this inspiring game. (0218)

Feelings Charades — The game of feelings charades helps kids learn to read the non-verbal cues signify different emotions. (0717)

Teaching Young Children To Listen — This simple game is played like the classic game Simon Says. It can be used to teach young children the importance of listening to adult requests. PDF

Teaching Children Good Manners — This is a song game that can be used to teach young children to remember the importance of good manners.

Feelings Toss — This game is designed to help children express their feelings. Players toss a penny and tell about a time they had a particular feeling. Form Type: PDF

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Discipline for Kids — This handout describes positive discipline techniques for children, including time out, removal of toys, and active listening. A good starting point for parents of children with behavior problems. Form Type: PDF 914

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100 Acts of Kindness for Kids-Poster — This poster gives parents great ways to make kindness a part of their daily family experience. Great for all kids, but particularly kids with emotional or behavioral problems. (0319)

Friendship Poster — This poster can be put in the home or the classroom to remind all of us about the importance of friendship. (values, character education, social skills, 0818)

Animal Feelings Poster — Use this poster to help kids talk about their different feelings. Simple instructions are included on the poster. (emotional intelligence, feelings, 0318)

Kindness - Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. (0715)

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Learning to Be Patient — Photo Social Stories introduce simple social concepts with engaging images and simple stories. This story talks about a young girl who must try and be patient while her father finishes his work so that they can go fishing. Social stories are common technique used with children Autism Spectrum to introduce basic social concepts. (social skills, 0120)

Be a Stress Detective (Kids) — This fill-in-the blank story helps kids think about what is causing them stress and how they can best deal with it. (stress, anxiety, 1019)

Listening in Class - Photo Social Story — This story teaches the lesion of appropriate listening in class. (classroom management, social skills, behavior)

Complimenting Others — This story is designed to help children see the importance of complimenting others. Form Type: PDF

Speaking Calmly to Get Attention — This story teaches children how to get an adult's attention in an appropriate way.

Listening to Adult Directions — This story teaches about learning better behavior through a token reward program in school. Form Type:PDF

Learning Anger Control — This story teaches children appropriate ways to handle their anger. Form Type:PDF

Getting Along With Others — This story helps children see the benefits of getting along with siblings and friends.

Following the Rules — This story helps children see the importance of following adult rules. Form Type: PDF

Fighting in the Family — This story teaches children what they can do when there is excessive fighting in their family. PDF

Dealing with Teasing — This story teaches children "the repeat technique" to deal with teasing. (teasing, stories, bullying, 0214)

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The Galaxy of Feelings (Kids) — This worksheet helps children learn to match different feelings with different facial expressions. (0621. Feelings, emotional communication, empathy)

Understanding Body Language (Kids) — This worksheet asks children to draw actors on stage expressing emotions without speaking. It is designed to be an introduction to understanding body language. (0521, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Thinking About Your Behavior — This worksheet is designed to help children understand how their behavior affects others. (0321, behavior problems, ADHD, social skills)

The Gift of Caring Words (Kids) — This worksheet asks children to think about the importance of using caring words, particularly if another child is in distress (0321, empathy, behavior, ADHD, social skills)

Completing Tasks in the Right Order (Kids) — This worksheet helps children understand that when doing a task, things need to be done in the right order. (executive functioning, ADHD, patience, 0221)

Understanding Consequences — This worksheet is designed to children understand that there are consequences misbehavior and breaking rules. The worksheet asks them to match pictures of children breaking the rules to the appropriate consequences and to think about times they have had consequences for misbehavior. (ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ODD, behavior problems, consequences, 1120)

Good Behavior Dot to Dot — This worksheet asks kids to work on a behavior they wish to improve. Each time they perform the new behavior. they connect a dot in the game. A simple and fun way to encourage good behavior in kids. (ADHD, behavior problem, positive discipline, 0820)

Learning to Relax When You Are Upset — This worksheet is intended to help children who have difficulty expressing their feelings and are prone to experiencing stomachaches. headaches and other physical problems when they are upset. The worksheet teaches a simple breathing relaxation technique and also suggests other ways children can deal with difficult feelings. (depression, relaxation techniques, breathing, health anxiety, 0630)

Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated — This worksheet is designed to start a discussion on the importance of treating others well. Children are asked to circle cartoons which depict appropriate behavior at a carnival. (0210)

The Importance of Being Honest (Kids) — This worksheet is intended to help start a conversation with children about the importance of being honest. (emotional intelligence, character education, resiliency, behavior, 0120)

Word Splash - Caring (Kids) — This worksheet helps kids think about the importance of caring for others. (0120)

Caring Gestures -Kids — This worksheet is designed to stimulate a conversation about how children can show that they care for others. (emotional intelligence, caring, empathy, behavior, 1219)

Greeting People for the First Time — This worksheet asks kids to think about the best ways to greet people when meeting them. (social skills, ASD, ADHD, 1219)

Being Polite (Kids) — This worksheet for kids addresses two issues – being kind and being truthful. The exercise asks kids to answer the question by filling in a word/number puzzle. Ages 7+.(character education, kindness, behavior, social skills, 1119)

Learning to Apologize (Children) — This worksheet asks kids to write simple apology notes asking what they can do to make things better. (caring, compassion, conflict resolution, 0919)

Meet Me in the Middle — This exercise is designed to help children discuss the value of making compromises (behavior, ADHD, 0919)

Pay It Forward Cards — These cards remind people to think about others and look for opportunities for random acts of kindness. (empathy, social connection, 0819)

Taking Turns in Groups (Kids) — This worksheet is designed to help children learn the importance of taking turns while talking in a group. (ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, ASD, Behavior, 0719)

Asking Questions-Fortune Teller — This worksheet shows you how to cut out and fold a Fortune Teller which is designed to help kids talk about their themselves, their likes and dislikes, and more. (conversation, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, emotional intelligence, 102918, 2 pages).

What I Could Have Done Differently (For Kids) — This worksheet gives children a template to think about what they could have done differently in terms of their behaviors. Children are asked to draw a problem they have had and write about and draw a picture of what they could have done differently. (behavior problems, autism, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, 1018)

The Color of Character — This chart can be used to help kids learn the six important character traits and demonstrate these behaviors at least once a week. Recommended ages 8-14. (character education, behavior management, 1017)

Getting Along With Others — This worksheet is designed to help children understand and practice the behaviors that will help them make friends and get along with others. (emotional intelligence, social skills, Asperger Syndrome, 0817)

What Are Your Values? — This worksheet is designed to help children think about the values that are important to themselves and others (0717)

Helping Others Feel Better — This worksheet asks children to think about what they can say to others to help them feel better when they are upset. (emotional intelligence, empathy, behavior, 0417)

What Do You Like About Your Friends? — This worksheet is intended to help children see the qualities they value most in their friends. (character education, social skills, friendship, Asperger Syndrome, 0217)

Thinking About Others — This worksheet is designed to help children see the importance of thinking about others. It asks children to identify the things that four kids are doing wrong at a party and think about what they could say and do that would show more caring behavior. (EQ, emotional intelligence, 11116)

The Importance of Sharing — This worksheet is designed to be used in starting a discussion about sharing and how this is a basic foundation of cooperation. (ADHD, emotional intelligence, behavior, 1016)

Appropriate Touching — This worksheet is designed to help children understand the basic social rules about appropriate and inappropriate touching. (Asperger Syndrome, body awareness, sex education, 1016)

What Are Your Values (Kids) — This worksheet asks children to think about their three most important values and why they are important. PDF

Give Yourself A Compliment — This simple technique asks people to think about something positive they did each day and give themselves a compliment. Recommended for anyone going through a difficult time, but particularly for people who are anxious or depressed. A positive attitude is an important part of good mental health. (quick, anxiety, depression, resilience, 1015)

Be a Superhero — This worksheet encourages people to think about the super powers they would like to have and how they would use them. (Art Therapy, Quick, 0815)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Be Considerate In Your Conversations — Some children are naturally empathetic, but many others have to be taught the importance of considering the feelings of others. This worksheet is designed to help children be more sensitive to how others may be feeling in a conversation. Form Type: PDF (0415)

Joining a Group — This worksheet is designed to teach children the best way to join a group of peers who are already engaged in conversation or an activity. This is often a problem for children with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, or children with social anxiety. (ADHD, Asperger syndrome, ASD, social anxiety, 0315)

What Makes You Special? — This worksheet asks children to think about five things that make them unique. It can be used to help children understand their strengths and to spark a discussion about how everyone has special qualities. Form type: PDF (0215)

Learning To Help Others — This visual puzzle asks children to color in the kids in the lunchroom who are helping others. Form Type: PDF

Note for Kids to Ask For Help — This worksheet can be used to children who are having difficulty asking for help. They can fill out the help (with or without the aid of a counselor) and then give it to the appropriate adult. . PDF

Belly Breathing For Kids — This is a brief explanation of breathing techniques and the supporting research for their use, intended for therapists. File Type: PDF

Teaching Kids To Be Thoughtful — This coloring sheet can be used to introduce the concepts of thoughtfulness and consideration to children. It can also be used as a mini-behavior program, letting children color in a star every time they do something thoughtful.

Helping around the House — A coloring worksheet for kids to help them learn about cleaning up around the house. PDF

Playing Quietly — This coloring worksheet helps kids play quietly. PDF

Certificate of Effort — Use this certificate to reward children for making a great effort on their school work or when working on behavioral goals. Form Type: PDF

Certificate of Appreciation — Use this certificate to reward children for good behavior. Works great with random acts of kindness programs. Form Type: PDF

How to Treat Others — This worksheet can be used to help children learn important rules about how to treat others. Form Type: PDF

Talking About Teasing — This worksheet for young children asks them to think about how children tease each other and what you should when children are teased. Useful for individual counseling or group discussion.

Arriving Late To Class — This worksheet explains what a student should do if they are late to class. (Form Type: PDF)

Making Positive Statements About Yourself — This worksheet encourages people to make positive statements about themselves.

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger.

Thinking About Bullies — This worksheet helps children think about how to respond to a bully.Form Type:PDF

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

When You are Supposed To Pay Attention — This worksheet will help kids and teens identify behaviors that distract others.PDF

What Makes Adults Mad? — This worksheet helps children think about things they might do to get adults mad. PDF

What Do You Want Your Teacher To Say? — This worksheet gives children the chance to talk about their relationship with their teacher.

Getting Ready For School — This worksheet is designed to help children and teens prioritize morning activities so that they can get to school on time. PDF

Create Your Own TV Show — This worksheet can give insight on how children perceive their families.

Weekly Chores Chart — This chart can be used to help children be more responsible for household chores. PDF

Morning Distractions — This worksheet helps kids with ADHD and other distraction problems identify the things that slow them down when it is time to get ready for school. PDF

Labeling People — This worksheet can be used with children and teens to help them see the problem with labeling others. PDF

Getting to School On Time — This worksheet asks children to time how long it takes them to get ready for school. PDF

Name That Feeling — This worksheet will help children talk about important feelings. PDF

Creating a Morning Routine — This worksheet is designed to help children create a morning routine that will get them to school on time. (ADHD, autism, behavior, schedules, Asperger syndrome, 0613)

Teaching Patience — This difficult maze will test a child's patience. Use it to observe a child's reaction to frustration and teach new coping skills.

Cooperation Maze — This maze helps teach kids the importance of cooperation by asking two children to do the maze together, one blindfolded. Form Type: PDF

My Nightly Routine — This chart will help schedule your child's nightly routine. Form Type:PDF

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