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.

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