June 8, 2022

For younger children, removing the source of their distress and replacing it with something else can be an effective tool in managing behavior. Explain this 2 step process to parents of children around and under age 2:

  1. Acknowledge the child’s feelings, “I know you want to play with the remote control.”
  2. Provide a brief explanation, “But it isn’t safe for you to put in your mouth.”
  3. Replace the item with something else, “You can play with this rattle instead.”

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