Tip 5: Pick when to interact
- Our responses can make a situation better or worse. Just like the kids, we get escalated when behaviors happen. Learn your own triggers and think about how you are responding when that kid gets on your last nerve.
- Learn about the crisis cycle. When a kid is escalated (freaking out) they really CAN’T understand what you are saying. There are great moments to intervene– and really cruddy ones– so save yourself a few headaches and learn when you should step in– and when you need to back away.