Tips for Getting Your Child to Play Nice with Others

Preschool teachers' tips on getting kids to get along

Ask "What". Young children often can't wrap their heads around "Why," so ask "What" questions: "What made you hit him?"

Encourage a chill-out. Create your own chill-out zone at home, but keep the area calming versus punishing.

Comfort first. When you soothe the injured party, the fighter loses what he may really crave -- your attention.

Do not disturb. Use an "I'll be right back" sign. It lets everyone know she's not finished and helps avoid conflicts.

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