One of the more challenging aspects of child care in any Perth suburb is handling children who have trouble with self-control. We would like to tell you about some subtle ways to help your children gain self-control without really confronting the child. While it is tempting to confront a child who has trouble controlling impulses, this is usually non-productive.
Change the Rules of a Game to the Opposite
This is subtle, but it helps your child see alternate viewpoints. For example, you can turn “Simon Says” into “Do the Opposite of What Simon Says.” Keep the directions simple enough to execute and take turns at being Simon.
Finish What You Are Doing Before Responding to Requests for Attention
This not only teaches your child to wait, but role models self control.
Follow Directions Together
Find something to do with your child that requires following directions. This can be cooking, baking or putting a model together. Read the recipe to your child out loud and do each step together.
Help Your Child Understand Waiting Time and Suggest Activities in the Interim
This can be simple, such as “I will read you some bedtime stories in fifteen minutes. Why don’t you choose a couple of books for us to read together?”
Work with Your Child to Complete a Large Puzzle
Completing puzzles brings a lot of positive attributes into play. It teaches patience, delayed gratification and working toward a common goal. If you find a puzzle that takes more than one day to complete, it is more effective. Be sure to celebrate with your child when you finally finish the puzzle.
Plant Flowers in the Garden
Plant flowers in the garden with your child and check them every day to watch them grow. This helps not only with patience, but helps your child understand how living things grow over time.
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