How Can I Prevent and Manage Challenging Behavior? - Life.Church Leaders

How Can I Prevent and Manage Challenging Behavior?

Leading a small group can be energizing and inspiring! If you’re finding yourself consistently drained instead, look at the way you manage behavior and set expectations for kids: How can you share the grace and love of Christ in every interaction?

Watch this video and read below to learn five practical ways you can prevent and redirect challenging behaviors in LifeKids.

Note: Consistency is key. It can take 4-6 weeks for these tips and techniques to become more natural to you and for kids to respond positively to them. If it’s hard for you to consistently implement them, ask your coach or another leader to hold you accountable and support you in the changes you’re making.

Talk through these discussion questions with your fellow leaders and LifeKids team.

  1. Talk about a time when you left feeling energized and inspired after leading in LifeKids.
  2. What’s the number one challenging behavior that drains you when you’re leading in LifeKids?
  3. Which tips from the video do you think will help you the most?
  4. What advice would you give to another leader who is struggling with challenging behaviors in their small group?
  5. Share a story about another leader who had success in redirecting a kid who was making inappropriate choices.