Every child sometimes does something they should NOT do. Use this time to talk to them about WHY they should not have done it. Then ask them to draw a picture of what happened on a piece of paper. On the other side of the paper, have them draw what they could have done in a better way. Ask them why this new idea would be a better choice.

See what your child is learning

Using this strategy changes your approach from dealing with misbehavior to growing and learning. Coming up with new solutions helps your child learn ways to avoid going on autopilot. Instead they can think of better ways to deal with problems.

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