1. Model Behavior
I’m sure you’ve never been out shopping or dining with your kids and dealt with a difficult server or employee. Yeah, right! How do you react to these frustrating encounters? Do you raise your voice, yell, or resort to name-calling? Or do you keep your calm, remain patient, and work through the problem with respectful communication? Your children are watching. Every. Single. Move. I promise. And then they mimic your behaviors. Every. Single. Move. I promise. Just ask your child’s teacher. It sounds so simple, but the next time you’re confronted with how to react to a situation, remember that Little Eyes are watching and will similarly react to other people as you have shown them to do. Read more here.