Why should we use our limited resources on the PAX Good Behavior Game?

With PAX GBG, you can do more with less. It is a cost-effective strategy to reduce multiple costly problems in your school or community, including bullying, drug use, and violence.

Consider this analogy: What is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases? Wash your hands. What is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones in a vehicle? Buckle your seatbelts. These are simple solutions with profound consequences. The core components of PAX are like washing hands and buckling seatbelts; they protect against the daily social dangers in schools, homes and communities that cause lifetime mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

If children are noticed by adults and peers mainly for bad behavior, those unwanted behaviors can become habits that grow worse when children reach adolescence. On the other hand, if adults and peers habitually notice the good in a child, that good grows for a lifetime and gives a child a sense of resiliency under adversity.