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.

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