“Tell me what to do instead.”

 When you’re a preschooler who is running in the hallway, pushing a friend, or exhibiting other challenging behaviors, sometimes all you need is an adult who is willing to teach you a more appropriate alternative. Put simply, some children are begging adults, “Tell me what to do instead!”

This simple one-page PDF is full of realistic examples of positive language, with tips for tone and word choice. What a terrific addition to your toolbox!

http://www.cainclusion.org/teachingpyramid/materials/classroom/TellMeWhatToDoInstead_ClassroomCA.pdf

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