Happy Check Behavioral Management System


Do negative behaviors keep happening no matter what you do? Do you have to tell your kids 8-10 times to do something before they comply? Did your child come home from the hospital without a behavior manual? 


Now introducing constructive HELP:

The Happy Check™ Behavioral Management System

A simple, effective method for teaching positive behaviors in children ages 2-11 . Developed by two psychologists, the system is based on basic research in behavioral psychology, 30 years of clinical experience, and most important, hands-on experience with their own three children. The system is based on focusing parental approval that helps children to connect their behavior to their parental approval in a positive way.

With the Happy Check™ System you will receive a colorful 8 ½ X 11″” Dry Erase Board designed to provide focused feedback to your child about their daily behavior. A detailed manual is included that shows you how to use the board to teach children the behaviors that you want to see more often. The Happy Check System™ is intended to be very simple and easy to use. Family life these days tends to be busy. There is not always time to keep up with complicated systems that require a lot of recording keeping or tracking things such points or chips. This system’s simplicity intentionally helps to magnify the power of parental approval. You also get the benefit of our years of experience using this system with a variety of different families. The system is useful not only for the range of normal childhood behaviors, but problem behavior patterns as well.

Here are just some of the topic areas covered:

How use maximize the effect of positive parental approval

How to develop positive behaviors

How to decrease negative behaviors


Use of schedules of reinforcement to establish desired behaviors

Sample dialogue on introducing the system to your children

How do deal with low levels of positive behaviors

Ways to refocus off of negative behaviors

How to use time-out

Effective alternatives to spanking

When to seek professional help

What to do if the child refuses to participate in the system

Use of a behavior diary to track patterns of problem behaviors

How to handle disagreements between parents

 If you’d like more information regarding the Happy Check System please feel free to email us.

The Happy Check System is filled with sound, well-researched behavioral principles.  However, you may find that support from a behavioral therapist while implementing the system for your particular child can improve effectiveness.  Feel free to arrange a consultation to discuss your child’s needs and develop an individualized approach with an experienced professional.