Follow up and reinforce what went well and what needs to improve.

Check-in with your child after any challenging situation. Reinforce what went well and reward any positive behavior. Highlight any problems and tell them what needs to improve the next time they’re in that situation.

Review time

Discuss what went well

“Today you started off playing really well with the other kids.”

Discuss any problems

“Ollie, it's not ok to snatch the ball when you're sharing with other people. And you threw the ball very roughly at the table.”

Discuss what you want to see next time

“Next time you're playing, I want you to take turns and if you feel like you're about to blow, stop and take a breath. You can always come and chat to me. Ok?”