Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's All About Respect.

What if others constantly grabbed you, touched you, or removed you from your current activity/position with out asking?

Children have personal boundaries too. They deserve respect. And one of the best ways to teach respectful personal boundaries (both to themselves and to others) is by emulating it.

If they say "No", respect that. Children need to learn that it's OK to say "no". 

Ask if you can hold their hand instead.
Encourage the independent child to follow you instead.
Explain where you are going and why if necessary. Especially if you have to carry them due to circumstances beyond their control.

Look at it from their perspective. If you wouldn't want it done to you- don't do it to them. It's that simple. Because children are Human Beings, not loose change.

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