How to get your child to cooperate


At times our little ones may not be as cooperative with us as we wish. Cooperation is when your needs are in harmony with someone else’s. Getting your child to cooperate with you is a team effort. It is important to break down the rules and safety reasons to your child, so they understand the reason behind certain choices and the good in them. Always talk to your child, explain your reasoning but try to keep it at a minimum of words so they can understand clearly. Get down to their eye level and get their attention, once you have it, talk to them. Try not to repeat yourself, sometimes we tend to repeat ourselves and even get upset. Once that occurs, they become less effective in cooperating and our message may even get lost. Always listen to your child’s needs as this can be the easiest and most effective way for them to cooperate. In Montessori, developing your chi