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A child at the age of 5, screamed and cried in the after school program when he could not get what he wanted. What should the teacher do?

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges, Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
> 60 days ago

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Feb 25, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

The teacher needs to remain calm. If the child is being distruptive to others in the program they may try and find a quiet place for the child to go until they can calm down.

The teacher needs to make sure that this is a safe place and where the child will be monitored at all times.

Once the child has calmed down talk with them about how they are feeling. Offer them another toy or game that they could play with.

Possibly set up that the next day the child could be the first to play with this toy if they can remain calm the rest of the day.
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