Social Growth

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  1. Civilized behavior is learned at home from mother and father, so this is the best place to practice proper conduct.
  2. All brain-injured children need a high standard of conduct.
  3. The standard of conduct in the home should be clearly stated. stated clearly.
  4. All brain-injured children need to know what is expected of them.
  5. All brain-injured children need and want to contribute to others.
  6. All brain-injured children need to learn to be responsible for themselves, their families, and the household.
  7. Brain-injured children who are not succeeding in school will learn better at home.
  8. Brain-injured children are brain-injured, not lazy, crazy, or insane.
  9. Brain-injured children often learn inappropriate conduct when they are placed with other brain-injured children.
  10. Unpredictable, erratic, or poor behavior may be a result of visual, auditory, tactile, or nutritional problems, or allergies.
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  1. Keep your child with you as much as possible so that he can learn proper manners and appropriate conduct.
  2. Maintain a high standard of conduct for all members of the family, including your brain-injured child.
  3. Teach your child clearly what is expected of him.
  4. Be absolutely consistent.
  5. Be honest and fair.
  6. Every time your child does something good, tell him that you like it. It will happen more often when you do.
  7. Allow your child to do independently all those things actions that he can do independently.
  8. Give your child ever-increasing responsibility in the household so tht he is a contributing member of the family.
  9. Provide clear step-by-step instructions for responsibilities.
  10. Make sure that your child is well-dressed and well-groomed at all times.
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  1. Do not create a lower standard of conduct for your brain-injured child.
  2. Do not change the rules from day to day.
  3. Do not allow your brain-injured child to be with any children, whether brain-injured or not, who are immature in their behavior.
  4. Do not assume that your brain-injured child needs other children to develop socially.
  5. Do not think that your brain-injured child is better off with someone else.
  6. Do not assume that it is better to save time than to have your brain-injured child take the time to learn to do things independently.
  7. Do not underestimate or discourage your brain-injured child’s desire to help.
  8. Do not assume tht your brain-injured child knows the proper conduct for social situations in which he has no experience.
  9. Do not allow your child to wear sloppy, inappropriate, or immature clothing.
  10. Never be ashamed of your child. Your child has the same rights as any child to learn and grow.
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