As you may have read in my previous blog posts, the A.B.C.’s of Behavior and the Function of Behavior , all behavior comes from somewhere. There is an antecedent (the influencer), the behavior (the observable action), and a consequence (whatever occurs after the behavior). There are also three functions of behavior that explain why a behavior is happening over and over again: to get, to meet a need, or to avoid. However, it is not simply enough to understand the what and why of a behavior. We need to know what to do next. We need strategies to replace negative behaviors with positive ones.