Pause, stop, keep my lid from flipping. Puffer fish… yes let’s do a few puffer fish (wondering what this is? Subscribe for our Together Strong).
Nope… still feeling… deep breath… 7,8,9,and 10.
Focus on solutions…. Must use some Positive Discipline tool..
Me: Wow, kids looks like you had fun using paint AND…..
Mr E: now I need to clean up
Me: yes! I will help with getting you soap as you find a rag
Mr E: okay, Miss K was playing when I painted.
Okay wonderful! We had the logical consequence occur…. When a mess is made, it needs to be cleaned up. Yet, I need to take this one step more. I need to find a solution to avoid a situation in the future. And I decide that I would put the paint stations up in a spot that I could monitor. Therefore, when they want to paint I can ensure, I am spending time with them, playing with them and bring with them.
Here is where the paints are NOW currently located.
This has been a wonderful solution that works well for everyone, and promotes kind AND firm boundaries.