Talk It Out Time!

When you are arguing or squabbling you will have a “Talk It Out Time!” at the steps or chair. Here you will sit side by side and you will go through these 3 steps.

What Happens at “Talk It Out Time!”

  1. Acknowledge. I apologize for laughing at you. (don’t just say I’m sorry.)
  2. Empathize. “I’m sorry for laughing at you, now I see that it made you feel sad.”
  3. Make it right. Think about what you will you do so it won’t happen again or to make it right. Next time, I will.... You can’t say, “Next time, I won’t do it again.” But you can say, “I’m sorry for laughing at you, now I see it made you feel sad. Next time, I will think about how this made you feel.”
  4.  Ask for forgiveness. Be specific--Will you forgive me for laughing at you?

Then you start with step #1 with next child involved.

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Talk It Out Time!

When you are arguing or squabbling you will have a “Talk It Out Time!” at the steps or chair. Here you will sit side by side and you will go through these 3 steps.

What Happens at “Talk It Out Time!”

  1. Acknowledge. I apologize for laughing at you. (don’t just say I’m sorry.)
  2. Empathize. “I’m sorry for laughing at you, now I see that it made you feel sad.”
  3. Make it right. Think about what you will you do so it won’t happen again or to make it right. Next time, I will.... You can NOT say, “Next time, I won’t do it again.” But you can say, “I’m sorry for laughing at you, now I see it made you feel sad. Next time, I will think about how this made you feel.”
  4. Ask for forgiveness. Be specific--Will you forgive me for laughing at you?

Then you start with step #1 with next child involved.

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