Children run away when I try to discipline them

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Children run away when I try to discipline them

Post by mirrorreflex » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:52 pm


Just started my new job. And I have three particular children in my class who I find very challenging. Some of them are physically aggressive to other children and to myself.

For example, one of the children will either run away when I try to discipline them/ get them to pack up or try to hit me when I try to discipline them.
I have noticed that if I try to follow them they when they run away from me they seem to see it as a game.

Any advice?

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Re: Children run away when I try to discipline them

Post by Lorina » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:08 pm

How do other Educators handle these children?

No child should hit an Educator that's for sure and I understand that it can be very frustrating to having to deal with it.

You need to be consistent and firm when dealing with the behaviour because the children need to know that they can't run all over you. Try and set limits and you have to follow through on these limits.

For example, when asking a child to pack away toys and they refuse to do so - get down on their level and explain to them - "we need to pack away the toys so we don't trip over them, let's see who can pick up the most pieces, ready set go".

If the child packs aways, offer a lot of positive encouragement - "thanks so much you're a great helper".

If a child continues to refuse - add a consequence - "if you don't help pack away, then you won't be able to play with this afternoon".

Here are a few more helpful tips:

Behaviour Management In Childcare

Let me know if you have any further questions!


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