Thursday, January 24, 2008
Same story as last time but with quite a different response. I totally get that kids move fast and things happen. I was just so glad the mom seemed to CARE she had lost her kids. The biggest difference between the two stories.
I got some great responses to that post btway. I happen to be friends with a ton of great moms! seriously. I admire so many of them and someday I will be calling you all for advice!
ps. Just a note...don't try to reason with a child throwing a tantrum in a childcare setting. It doesn't work. What does work you ask? This is what I have found. You tell them that they are allowed to have their feelings "go ahead and cry, it's okay to be mad or sad" or whatever they are...and then move them to a chair, ask them to sit there until they are done with their tantrum/crying. Then give them the choice to keep sitting there or to rejoin whatever activity they were just in. And if they need you to sit there and make sure they stay in the chair do so. Don't talk to them, just look at them and be patient. I could so work on Super Nanny for a day, that lady has great ideas too! I tried this method again last night and it worked. Being the calm one when there's a storm is always a good approach. With kids and adults. lol.
So Much to Love
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