For every one of us that has a child in our care whether it is us as teachers, parents, nannies or caregivers it is important to use positive language with each child rather than negative language, example:
“Don’t pick your nose” use “Would you wipe your nose with this tissue”
“Stop running!” use “Can we use our walking feet please”
“That is very bold/naughty” use “That’s not very nice, is it? (Explain why the behaviour is not nice).
The use of positive language will give children a sense of achievement and doing right rather than feelings of guilt or not being able to do something correctly. Hence why I think it is important to put a positive aspect on everything even when we are speaking to and correcting children. We all know it can get a little frustrating at times but the important thing to remember is to stay as calm and positive as possible.
Anyone who is caring for a child is a teacher and role model for that child. They learn from us adults and they pick up everything, they are like little sponges soaking up knowledge!
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