Monday, May 10, 2010

I Am NOT Your Friend!!

What is up with kiddos these days? I have two daycare kiddos that have a favorite saying that is driving me insane. I never remember saying this to any of my friends, but who knows. I may have said it because I can't remember what happened last week, let alone that long ago. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Why do they have to say:

"I am NOT your friend!"


"If you don't ______, I won't be your friend!"

This is such a hurtful thing to say. And they say it when they don't get their way. And why is it that kiddos always think that everything should go their way? I can sit and listen to the kiddos and let things go in one ear and out the other but this is something I have to intervene on.

So, what do you do when your kids say these hurtful things to each other?

I have tried talking to the kids about this but nothing seems to work, so now we are pass the point of apologies and moved on to time-outs. I do not like it when they say or do something that hurts someone's feelings. I know that these are things that kids are going to do but I try to diffuse this from happening.

I suppose I am going to have to get out a curriculum that I have called Second Steps for preschool and kindergarteners. This is a violence prevention program that I got about 3 years ago for my daycare from a school grant. The kiddos (and myself) learned a lot from this program.

I just did a Swagbuck's search on this program, and just realized that is costs $289. Wow, I am glad that I didn't have to flip that bill. But it is a great program.

Here is a little bit about it:

The Second Step program is a tremendously effective violence prevention curriculum that encourages children to take the nonviolent route in life. This engaging curriculum captures and keeps students’ attention with its hands-on lessons in identifying feelings, solving problems, and getting along with others. In fun, interactive sessons packed with activities, even the youngest children learn how to calm themselves down and understand the effect their actions have on others. Teachers love the easy-to-use, research-based lessons, and everyone is happier when schools are filled with students who know how to get along with one another.

If you have a daycare or your kids go to a daycare center, you could recommend this to them. It is truly a great curriculum.

This is not a review of this product, it's just something that I am saying. I did not receive anything for putting in a good word for Second Steps. I would love to have the curriculum for the older kiddos though. For that, I would do a review. :)


1 comment:

  1. The sad thing is that statements like that bring on the desired result. Put simply, they work. :(


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