An Easy Way to Handle Tattletaling

Date: August 22nd, 2018

Tattletales, complainers, and “informers” are sometimes looking for attention. Here’s how I handle them.

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Your Kid Punched Someone!

Date: March 7th, 2018

A parent told me: “Well, I told my kid if someone goes after him on the playground he should just bash ‘em.”

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Behavior: Breaking Classroom Rules?

Date: October 4th, 2017

Make the consequences meaningful when kids break rules in your class.

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Behavior: teach kids to control their responses

Date: September 3rd, 2015

Kids tend to blame others for how they respond to a situation. We have to teach them that THEY are in control of their response, and it’s not someone else’s fault. Watch this video for a real life example.

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Behavior: how to make sure you understand

Date: July 16th, 2015

When a child is telling me about a behavioral event, I use this technique to make sure I understand.

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Behavior: don’t let blaming work

Date: January 8th, 2015

It’s not easy to get a child to own his behavior, but it’s so important! Watch this video for my thoughts.

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What do you do when a student always blames another student?

Date: August 28th, 2013

Watch this video [1:16] to see how to handle the blame game.

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