VALIDATE FEELINGS - A Positive Discipline Tool Card. We already do this with Flynn. If he bumps his head and starts crying we say, "Oh, wow, that must have hurt! You'll feel better soon", etc. (instead of saying "It's okay, you're fine" because they ARE hurt and are NOT fine.) I need to post this Discipline Tools, Feelings Cards, Parents, Tools Cards, Children, Validation Feelings, Baby, Kids, Positive Discipline
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Positive Discipline: Control Your Behavior- I take mommy time outs whenever I need them and my kids know that I need it to regroup and try again. Also, I always have modeled genuine apology when I make mistakes and leave my rational brain- it happens to us all!
Distract and Redirect: "When we understand that perceiving, interpreting, and comprehending an event are so markedly different for young children, our expectations as adults alter. The meaning children attach to their experiences does not match the meaning adults attach to the same experiences."