The Whole Child
Building Inner Controls:
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Dos and Don'ts

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1. What types of choices do you offer to your child? Can you think of ways to offer your child more meaningful choices?

2. What rules for your children are important to you? Practice giving the reason behind any rules you may have. Get into the habit of telling your child why you want him to do something.

3. Think about your flashpoints and try to analyze them. Why do you think you feel so strongly about your child's particular behavior?

4. When weather permits, let your children play outside with a hose, sprinkler, sand and/or mud. Add buckets, watering cans and waterwheels.

5. Go to a playground and encourage your children to be as active as possible. Swinging, running, yelling, kicking their feet at the top of the slide and riding the see-saw are a few ways to help children express their aggressive feelings.

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