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Keeping the Communication Positive

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Say the behaviour you want to see Use positive words when telling your child what to do; like ‘Please put your clothes away’ (instead of ‘Don’t make a mess’)

Stay calm Shouting at your child will just make you and them more stressed and angrier. Get your child’s attention by using their name. Speak in a calm voice.

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Praise your child when they are behaving well. Try praising your child or teenager for something they have done well. They may not show it, but you’ll see them doing that good thing again. It will also reassure them that you notice and care.

Create a flexible but consistent daily routine

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Teach your child about keeping safe distances

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Make handwashing and hygiene fun

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You are a model for your child's behaviour

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