Disipline?

United States
December 6, 2006 1:02pm CST
What are some non-physicle ways to disipline a 1 yr old? This is for a babysitting job.
2 responses
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
Here are some ideas: 1)Make sure any dangerous objects are put away. 2)Use distraction -- If a child is doing something you don't want him to do, get him interested in something else. (for example: "You can't bang that hard toy on the table, but you can bang this soft toy, or bang on a toy drum." 3)Use prevention -- supervise closely, so that you can stop him getting into trouble in advance. 4)Put your focus on teaching him how to behave, instead of reacting after misbehavior has already happened. 5)If he spills something or damages something, keep a calm attitude and have him help clean (as long as it's safe for him to do so). 6)Don't give him orders from across the room; go right up to him, make eye contact and use a quiet voice when you want him to do something (like put his shoes on or come with you etc.) Good luck with getting the job.
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• United States
6 Dec 06
Thankyou... that was a VERY useful reply. Hmm... I already had the job( it's just that the no's don't work anymore). I'm going to see how that works out though!
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
Oops, sorry. I thought you were going on a job interview. In that case, good luck with making your current job easier.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
That's ok, I can see how you though that though. And once again, thanks.
• United States
6 Dec 06
Completely ignoring them, especially when they get very moody.
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• United States
6 Dec 06
Thanks for the response. That could be very irritating. If you do ignore them too long or too often, wouldn't that be counted as neglet?
• United States
7 Dec 06
Well don't overdue it, just to the point to let him know that you wont tolerate bad behavior
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• United States
7 Dec 06
Thanks for clearing up the statement because I honestly didn't know how long to ignore.