I love that show! It is very affirming to me to see this lady (who is paid handsomely, I’m sure) say all the things that we do here.
* Give children routines. That is their safety net – they know what is expected and when to expect it. Write/Draw it out so little ones can see it.
* Get down on their level. Don’t tower over them, sit or kneel so you can have an eye-to-eye conversation. (We talk often about how you need to look in the eyes of the person you’re talking to – that’s how you have a conversation.)
* Be realistic in your expectations and consequences, and follow through. This would be a place where I could write pages and pages of the things I’ve done wrong. That will be a different post about ‘Don’t make threats, and don’t make consequences that you can’t follow through with.)
Watch the show sometime – it is worth it!