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Childlife.ca e-news#23: Tips for B.E.S.T. Behaviour

by Mary Stuart, E.C.E.D.H., RECE

We are hopefully settling into the “New Year” and the children are getting used all those new / old routines.

So, as the rest of the year unfolds, let’s keep up the “New Year Spirit” with a few reminders for creating Happy Days with Kids!

10 TIPS FOR B.E.S.T. BEHAVIOUR

  1. Everyday look in their eyes, smile and tell them how much you love them
  2. Enjoy your child for who they are: nurture their nature…
  3. Catch them doing something right and tell them
  4. Have fun! Play together: scribble, smell the roses, squish playdough, play dress up, day dream – let them lead and you follow
  5. Live in the moment: listen to what they have to say; give them your full attention.
  6. Mind your words – your child is listening, imitating, becoming
  7. Model what you want – kindness, respect, compassion…
  8. Expect what’s expected for their age and stage
  9. Provide lots of physical activity for your child and you!
  10. Encourage “learning how” instead of being perfect

“Enjoy them every day, before you know it they will be all grown up!”

Happy Days!

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Mary