Posts Tagged ‘bad behavior’

ABA Related Cartoon : Cat VS Internet

January 12, 2011

Throughout the past couple of years of providing BCBA Supervision to various students in New Jersey and other states in the United States, I like to send along to them a variety of creative /  lighter venues that showcase Applied Behavior Analysis.

My supervisees love it and those that are BCBAs and BCaBAs now want me to still send along what I find on my searches and travels for various types of ABA related content for review. ABA is not just only about discrete trials and Verbal Behavior thus I try to keep my students ABA open minded.

This approach I do has worked so well that it recently motivated one of my current supervisees to send me this cartoon ( which by the way, if I had found it, I would have sent it along to my ABA people list- FYI, already done! ) 

So I say to my BCBA supervisee  – Thumbs Up

Therefore, I decided to share it here with all who visit my ‘web blog about behavior’.

Perhaps some will get all the ABA related concepts involved and be able to breakdown the chain of behavior events. Hopefully, most will see how this is so classical and have a chuckle too.

Cat Vs Internet

 Just also wanted to say thank you to for creating this cute cartoon.

‘The View’ talk show and Super Nanny

January 12, 2008

Recently aired on The View 1/08/08, Jo Frost, the star of Super Nanny was a guest.


I do like the Super Nanny show and thought Jo worked quite well with the View gals. She provided sound advice for Sherri’s and Elisabeth’s questions regarding their children’s behaviors. I thought it was interesting to see how they both sought advice. Parents really do have lots of questions about behavior and kids. Though, I would like to add some additional info for Elisabeth since I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who advises and coaches parents.

Elisabeth had mentioned that her 2 ½ year old daughter, Grace was looking away from her and making funny faces in a defiant manner upon the ‘time out’ ending. True, as Super Nanny Jo explained, that was a control issue. She did correctly advise Elisabeth to perhaps tell her daughter Grace that the time out could last longer if she did not appropriately attend to her mother’s talk about why she was put in time out. Though, what I want to point out too is, that the reaction to avoid her mother’s talk by looking away and making funny faces, the functions of that behavior could be to escape the talk and/or  it could also be the daughter’s way of seeking more attention. Remember, even negative attention (reprimanding) is attention. Additionally, new factors have impacted the family. Grace has a new 2 month old baby brother to compete against for her mother’s attention. It does not surprise me that Elisabeth’s daughter is misbehaving alittle more lately for attention too