25 Ways To Speak To Kids

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz was created for the staff of the PAL William J. Duncan center. This will test their knowledge in previously reviewed points on behavior management.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Connect before you direct means that you must;
    • A. 

      Ackowledge the child for their bad behavior

    • B. 

      Make eye contact with a child and teach them how to focus

    • C. 

      Tell the child a story about yourself as a child

  • 2. 
    When addressing a child, you must;
    • A. 

      Open your request with the child's name

    • B. 

      Open your request with a rhyming song

    • C. 

      Scream at the top of your lungs

  • 3. 
    using the one-sentence rule, not talking too much, and not rambling on, are all things you must do in order to;
    • A. 

      Stay focused

    • B. 

      Stay brief

    • C. 

      Stay wavy

  • 4. 
    Using the acronym KISS when speaking with a child is a way to remind yourself to;
    • A. 

      Be creepy

    • B. 

      Stay simple

    • C. 

      Be creative

  • 5. 
    When making a request to a child, you can make certain they understand the request by;
    • A. 

      Ignoring the child if they don't understand the request

    • B. 

      Having them do it until they get it right

    • C. 

      Asking them to repeat it back to you

  • 6. 
    one way you can reason with a child to avoid power struggles and have them do what you want them to do is by;
    • A. 

      Make them do pushups

    • B. 

      Making an offer they can't refuse

    • C. 

      Sending them to Ms. Lilly

  • 7. 
    using "inside we walk, outside you may run" instead of "NO RUNNING"  when speaking to a child is one way to;
    • A. 

      Give choices

    • B. 

      Be positive

    • C. 

      Keekee

  • 8. 
    Begin your directives with
    • A. 

      What you not gonna do

    • B. 

      I want

    • C. 

      You better

  • 9. 
    "legs first, mouth second" means
    • A. 

      You should go to the child and then make a request

    • B. 

      Stand up and then shout

    • C. 

      Stay on your seat and order the kids around from that location

  • 10. 
    instead of allowing children to decide what activities they want to participate in, you must....
    • A. 

      Always smile when speaking to a child

    • B. 

      Give choices

    • C. 

      Always show the kids who is the boss

  • 11. 
    Reminders can evolve into nagging so easily. You can communicate anything you need said to a child if you;
    • A. 

      Know sign language

    • B. 

      Speak french/italian

    • C. 

      Write it

  • 12. 
    BLANK you put your coat away BLANK you can use the candy machine (Fill in the Blanks)
  • 13. 
    Speak to children the way you want them to speak to you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The younger the child, the more details your directives should have
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Don't ask a leading question when a negative answer is not an option.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    "If you hit, you must BLANK " uses a technique that children will respond to quicker. (Fill in the Blanks) (rhymes with hit)
  • 17. 
    The louder the child yells, the louder you yell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
  • 19. 
    We can't go to the park today; but we can have an extra gym period. Speaks of what Rule?
    • A. 

      Give likable alternatives

    • B. 

      Always make kids do what you want them to do

    • C. 

      Make the child believe (s)he has a choice

  • 20. 
    Ask questions that require more than a yes or no. Stick to specifics. Instead of "Did you have a good day at school today?" try "What was the most fun thing you did today?" --> this is an example of what rule?
    • A. 

      Ask questions kids will answer

    • B. 

      Be respectful

    • C. 

      Open up a closed child

  • 21. 
    Before giving your directive, ignore emotional equilibrium. Things sink in easier when a child is an emotional wreck.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    "we will be leaving to our next activity soon, clean up and put everything away"; speaks on the rule that says we must;
    • A. 

      Hurry the kids up

    • B. 

      Hold children accountable

    • C. 

      Give advance notice before transitions

  • 23. 
    Never let a child complete their thought. What you say is what goes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    As an adult, you must make sure that children understand your directives. If they do not understand, make sure to:
    • A. 

      Chastise them

    • B. 

      Remind them of the Golden Rule

    • C. 

      Replay your message

  • 25. 
    Behavior management is about being in complete control. One way to do this is to keep the child guessing. When you speak to a child, make sure you always leave the discussion open.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False