A lot of time is spent every day getting children to move from one activity or place to another. Many parents will attest to facing resistance from their children along the way. This could range from something as mild as whining to a full-blown temper tantrum. In such a situation, managing a child’s routine gets that much harder.
In this article, we will discuss different ways to help your child transition from one activity or place to another.
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A paper published by The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) for Young Children suggests a few ways to help children transition smoothly from one activity or place to another.
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The children are less likely to resist transitioning to the next activity if they know what’s going to happen and feel in control of their environment. If the child still resists transitioning to the next activity, you can hold the boundary repeatedly and consistently. Try not to accidentally reward the whining or tantrum by extending the time limit for the previous activity.
Have you used these hacks before? Did they work out for you? Let us know in the comments below.
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