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What is the right way to tell children "don't do it". Seven basic rules

Dmitry KarpachevLife
What is the right way to tell children "don't do it". Seven basic rules

1. "DO NOT" means unacceptable and life-threatening things.

2. Whenever possible, replace the word "DO NOT" with "DANGEROUS".

3. There should be few "DO NOTs", otherwise it will be devalued and the child will stop hearing it.

4. A "DO NOT" implies a specific consequence if the child breaks the ban.

5. Along with  'DO NOT", what is allowed and when. Offer an alternative: "This is not allowed, but this is allowed".

6. If the situation permits, replace CANNOT with an explanation. For example: "Give me your hand, we will cross the road together. It is dangerous for a child to cross the road alone."

7. DO NOT means DO NOT.

Prohibitions in education are necessary and important, but they should not be the main tool of education. Prohibitions have an auxiliary function.

P.S. What did your parents forbid you that you think should not have been forbidden (it caused you a strong resentment or protest)?

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