Teaching Patience

In class, we encourage people to listen to others, to take turns speaking and to wait until a friend is finished, so they avoid interrupting. It can be helpful to coach children to listen to others and wait for a break in conversation to speak. When children are little, it may work more smoothly to … Continue reading Teaching Patience

Mealtime Behaviors

Using contribution to address behaviors means giving children jobs related to the given situation. This is a proactive skill that can be used before, during and after mealtimes. Before meals, children can be buttering rolls, serving green beans, taking drink orders, coloring placemats and writing menus. During meals, children can pass serving bowls, serve onto … Continue reading Mealtime Behaviors