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girls v boys

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Mrs_Frog, May 18, 2012.

  1. Mrs_Frog

    Mrs_Frog New commenter

    This post is in both SEN and behaviour….
    I am in a secondary PRU and to be fair, the behaviour is fine. However, I am more experienced at working with boys than girls. (Previous school was a secondary boys EBD school)
    There is currently one girl in the year groups that I deal with, and I am finding managing her behaviour/attitude/language etc quite challenging. She has had a very troubled past, and I appreciate that, but in my mind it is a reason, not an excuse for her behaviour.
    She is very masculine in many ways, behaviourally speaking. Her foul, violent, sexual language is more what I would hear from the boys than her. I have tried treating her in a similar manner to the boys who present similar behaviour, but this is having very little impact, and I am getting frustrated with myself for not being able to ‘get a hold’ on what makes her tick, and what she will respond positively to.
    I know I need to change the way in which I treat her when her behaviour is unacceptable, but to be honest, I don’t know how to treat girls! Especially EBD girls!
    Give me a naughty boys about to square up to me and throw a chair at me, I’m fine, give me a naughty girl who is ****** and jeffing etc and I am at a loss!
    Any ideas please!?!?!?!
    B x
     
  2. Mrs_Frog

    Mrs_Frog New commenter

    This post is in both SEN and behaviour….
    I am in a secondary PRU and to be fair, the behaviour is fine. However, I am more experienced at working with boys than girls. (Previous school was a secondary boys EBD school)
    There is currently one girl in the year groups that I deal with, and I am finding managing her behaviour/attitude/language etc quite challenging. She has had a very troubled past, and I appreciate that, but in my mind it is a reason, not an excuse for her behaviour.
    She is very masculine in many ways, behaviourally speaking. Her foul, violent, sexual language is more what I would hear from the boys than her. I have tried treating her in a similar manner to the boys who present similar behaviour, but this is having very little impact, and I am getting frustrated with myself for not being able to ‘get a hold’ on what makes her tick, and what she will respond positively to.
    I know I need to change the way in which I treat her when her behaviour is unacceptable, but to be honest, I don’t know how to treat girls! Especially EBD girls!
    Give me a naughty boys about to square up to me and throw a chair at me, I’m fine, give me a naughty girl who is ****** and jeffing etc and I am at a loss!
    Any ideas please!?!?!?!
    B x
     

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