Empowering: internal physical needs
TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.
Let’s look at one of the key ideas in the empowering principle, which address the physiological and ecological factors that can impact a child’s behavior. Physiological Strategies focus on the internal physical needs of the child, things like hydration and blood sugar.
One way to manage glucose levels is by:
- Small, regular snacks every 2 hours
- Balance protein and complex carbs
- Avoid high sugar content foods
- Keep a water bottle available at all times
When you and your child work together to create healthy and fun snacks you have Connection, too!
Not convinced that sugar makes a difference in behavior? Watch this short video.