December 6, 2006 1:02pm CST
What are some non-physicle ways to disipline a 1 yr old? This is for a babysitting job.
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.