• How can I teach my child to want to share?”
• What can I do when my child does not want to join the group or is not welcomed?
• What do I do when my child wants to sit out, rush in, snatch toys or has them snatched away?
• Why should my child never ask peers “Can I play with you?”
It's normal to worry if a child seems left out or disconnected from play. Learning Seeds materials help you observe, scaffold and support your child's entry into play. Read on to learn about Learning Seeds unique strategies including:
• Teach "initiation" last! First, make a "connection" for your child, so he/she can enjoy the play.
• Follow the motivation! Notice when you are thinking about what your child SHOULD want. This won't motivate new behavior.
• Shift your focus to what your child DOES want, and let us help you find the most pro-social habits to turn current motivations into social experiences and connections.
The role of the Enlightened Shadow is to sensitively block your child’s avoidance behavior and allow him/her to connect with surrounding peer activities. Children may flee interactions if they feel overwhelmed, so examine how your child's avoidance is meeting a need. Then help your child discover that these needs can be better met by being in proximity with the group as you manage the sensory, autonomy, boundary setting/emotional regulation and habits.
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