How To Correct Children: Inviting Good Behaviors


Situation One


A mother says, “Alice I need you to take out the garbage.”


Alice rolls her eyes and walks away. She has obviously made up her mind not to follow the instruction.


Mother feels Alice needs some correction so she says, “Don’t you look at me like that! Your behavior is disrespectful! Get back here and take out this trash or you will not get to play with friends today.”




I could discuss the flaws in this interaction at length, but for this article I want to bring your attention to one part of the interaction; Continue reading