Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: To help your child decide he doesn’t like what happens when he uses bully behavior.
PRACTICE: Today, think honestly about whether your child uses bullying behavior.
Does she order her friends around? Threaten to not play, if friends don’t do as she says?
Make fun of his friends? Physically fight with others?
Make a rule that playtime is over when you see these behaviors. Now is the time to start making sure they don’t payoff for your child.
Make sure you enforce the rule in a matter-of-fact way. “I see that you are being mean and are scaring or hurting your friends, which is against our rule about playtime. Playtime is over. Tomorrow you can try again to play without being mean or too rough.”
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)
Read the whole story at Preschoolers – Who Are They? Part 2.