Provide some tools. Give your preschooler words to negotiate and solve problems
- I would like a turn.
- I’m not finished with this yet.
- Can I please try that?
- When can I have a turn?
- Are you nearly finished?
- Please wait.
- You can have it soon.
A parent said: Fraser has found that encouraging her daughters to ask and wait discourages snatching and hoarding. Sometimes “asking” is really a plea for mom’s help, says Fraser. “But after many such interventions, Phoebe is becoming a real negotiator in her own right.”