Set the Boundary, then Teach
If your "boundary talk" before a challenging activity isn't working, then not enough to just say, okay "when we go to the park you need to play nice."
- Try explaining what it looks like to play nice
- Ask what if questions to prompt their problem solving brain
- Practice it
- Go with them into the activity, model and guide
- Help them where they are at, even if the other kids their don't need the same kind of support.
Lauren Pace, MS | Parenting Coach | Child Behavior Coach | Utah | WA