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Old 07-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #17
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Re: WHAT DO I DO!? so frustrating!

I am a lot like Belle in my approach - my boys are 7,5 and just about 4. There are good days and bad days but bottom line is if you can't play nicely - you don't get to play. Period. They are separated and given a chance to calm down. Then i call them in, let each of them tell their side of the "story" (eg validate how they felt about the situation) and then we talk about what a better response would be..... then they are allowed to return to their play. Rinse and repeat.

It keeps things pretty smooth around here - but like everyone else, there ARE bad days and then they just spend a lot of time alone reading/looking at books
Officially in "mourning".... and
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