Reply To: Responsive exchanges with children

  • Ashley

    January 14, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    I will use an actual example: just this week I had a little girl swing around a heavy block of wood on a string, it hit me in the face. I did not yell at her, I explained to her how to use the toy and told her it wasn’t for swinging around. She swung it again and hit me with it a second time, I again did not yell at her or put her in time-out, instead I asked her to see the toy, placed the hard piece of wood in her hand and asked, “can you feel how hard and solid this is?” she nodded, then I went on to explain how swinging it around can cause pain to another person. She understood and stopped swinging it around.