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Parenting Children - September 9, 2012
Day 26 - Helping Children Make Good Choices Part II
4. Be one step ahead
• use distraction, distract your child from the issue causing conflict
• develop your own tarntlu rules to avoid regular arguments
5. Give choices
• being given choices is an important part of a child’s learning to take responsibility
• give choices over issues that are unimportant,
• Which of your toys do you want to take?" and “Do you want to play on the beach or go swimming?"
• giving choices helps to defuse conflict
6. Stay in control
• avoid being dragged into shouting matches our emotional reactions can give children a sense of power over us - like allowing them to press a "big red button" on our chests to see us react. getting angry, chasing them, getting upset
• find a way to give realistic warnings
• don't be manipulated by your child(ren)'s shouting, whining, or tantrums
How can you stay in control of yourself when faced with bad behaviour?
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