How to Talk to Your Kindergartener

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The Red Light/Green Light System

The red light/green light system consists of two parts: the red light phase, which communicates “stop,” and the green light phase, which teaches a new behavior or gives a “go.” The "stop" may be your number one priority. But if you want your child to learn new behaviors that permanently replace the old ones, you need to arrange your language patterns to communicate a "go", too.