Frustrated parents dread tattling. The squeals from crying kids disturb peace, upset nerves, and demand attention.
You can’t plug your ears and hope it will go away. You must act. But how?
Today’s Slide Share Offers You:
- The best question to ask tattlers
- 6 tips parents can easily use
- 7 examples that teach kids the difference between tattling and telling
What Tattletale Kids Need to Know:
- The purpose of tattling is to get someone in trouble.
- The purpose of telling is to help someone in trouble.
- Parents don't like tattling. They do like telling.
- Kids can solve problems with the right assertiveness tools from parents. See video below.
How Parents Teach Kids The Difference Between Tattling and Telling:
You can give them discussion dilemmas and ask, “Is this tattling or telling?” Here are a few you can use right now.
- Logan’s not playing fair.
- Harper got stung by a bee.
- Mia’s making fun of me.
- Aiden tore up my homework.
- Sofia called me a name.
- Luke was hit by a rock.
- Zoey’s mocking me.
- Jack called me a liar.
- Sam stole money from grandma’s purse.
Discuss each situation. Find out how your child thinks. If he is wrong, tell him, “I need to know when someone is hurt, in danger, needs help, or did something serious like stealing.”
“But if it’s a squabble between you and the other person, do your best to solve it. Then come and tell me how you did it. I’d like to hear your solution."
You don’t have to plug your ears. You do need to act because your children need to learn the difference between tattling and telling. They need to learn how to solve their tattling problems too.
Your Tattling Slide Share Tips:
For the 6 parenting tips and 7 new examples of tattling or telling go to Stop The Tattling - 6 Positive Parenting Solutions The pictures will help your child decide.
You might also like this video because it give kids tools for solving their squabbles:
To refresh the 7 tips for listening to your child's solutions:
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