How to Approach Kids’ Challenging Behaviors, with Dr. Mona Delahooke

When a child has challenging behaviors, it's hard for both parents and teachers to know what will really help.  Listen as Dr. Mona Delahooke, author of Beyond Behaviors, shares helpful tips using the latest neuroscience. When we ask why and look beneath the surface, the answers will become clear.



Now we'd love to hear from you. What's bubbling up for you after hearing this vlog? Let us know in the comments section below!



  1. Beth Tolley on May 27, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    This is pure gold! Thank you Debbie for posting this great interview and thank you Mona for your great guidance!

    • Lauren Hutchinson on May 29, 2020 at 8:15 am

      We’re so glad you liked it, Beth! Mona’s message about self-care is more important than ever right now.
      -Lauren with the B&Q Team

  2. Cecilia on May 27, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Occupational Therapy has been vital to our “self care” and supporting our ability to co regulate with our child! They are the best at helping both of us “get to green”

  3. Sharon Teixeira on May 28, 2020 at 5:47 am

    Love the short and long list. I’m writing 5 each now and will add more as I go. I’m going to have my daughter do it too.

    • Lauren Hutchinson on May 29, 2020 at 8:17 am

      What a great idea to model this important skill with your daughter! I also love the idea that it’s an “updatable” list that we can edit as we go. There is always more room for things on our list!
      -Lauren with the B&Q Team

  4. Juanita Durand on May 28, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Thank you very much! Lockdown has shown me that we as parents often try to function while being burnt out like a charcoal for years. It makes our work so much more difficult and it takes longer to get to our goals if ever. We needed reminding of the importance of self care.
    Relating to so-called bad behaviour that in effect screams for protection and security: there are people who instinctively have the necessary empathy and then there are the others with no empathy. We and our children just have to cope with these people as they have to cope with us.

  5. sheena on May 28, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I totally agree with all of this! Self care matters!

  6. Beth on May 31, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for the insight. Can you talk more about creating a toolkit for our child (specifically to share with the school staff).

  7. debbie on June 2, 2020 at 6:39 am

    i love these little webinars. make more

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