After you've practiced using this tool with children in your life, feel free to come back and share a comment - a success story, a struggle you've had with the tool, or something else to add to the conversation. The more you apply the tools, the more they will become a part of your own lifestyle. Practice makes better!
Mrs. Peterson decided to try something different and chose the "Kind AND Firm" card as her next tool of choice. What she found is by first doing the Kind part (Validating Kathy's feelings) followed by the Firm part (What needed to happen next), Kathy was more willing to follow directions. Mrs. Peterson to Kathy, "I can see you like to draw pictures and it's time to go to P.E."