I take a positive approach to managing children's behaviour :-
I never smack, frighten, shout at or humiliate a child.
I set clear boundaries for children's behaviour and share these with parents.
I look for and praise good behaviour, and encourage children where ever possible.
I treat children with respect i.e. use please and thank you as adults would expect.
I respond to unwanted behaviour according to the child's age and level of understanding.
I aim to plan my day to avoid any stressful times for the children i.e. not going shopping when a toddler desperately needs a nap.
© Linda Hyde 2005