YOUR LITTLE ANGEL IS PUSHING CHILDREN OUT OF THE CUBBY HOUSE IN THE PLAYGROUND AND SHRIEKING IF THEY COME BACK IN. WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE? A Roll your eyes at tutting parents and say, ‘Toddlers, eh?’. B Calmly remove him from the cubby house for five minutes of time out. C Run across the playground shouting at him to stop.
YOUR BEST OPTION: B
“Toddlers are all about ‘what I want now’, says early childhood consultant Sabine Hook. “Explain to him that in this place we share, and the toys belong to everybody.” Give him time out but if he continues acting out, take him home. “Ignoring things isn’t helpful if he’s hurting children.”