|Don’t Say:||Say or Model This:||Acknowledge & Describe|
||Thank you for using your soft inside voice.|
||Thank you for listening to my words & playing safely with your feet on the ground.|
|Don’t Throw your TOYS!||
||Thank you for playing so nicely with your toys on the carpet.|
|Stop playing with your food!||
||Look how nicely you can sit & eat your food! Thank you.|
|Look WHAT YOU DID! You ruined the wall!||
||Thank you for using the paper & making me a beautiful picture I can hang up!|
|Don’t play in the sink.||
||I had so much fun playing outside in the sprinklers with you!|
|Stop standing on the chair!||
||Thank you for sitting so nicely in the chair.|
|Stop your whining!||
||Thank you for using nice words to tell me what you want.
It is so much easier to help you when I can understand you. Thank you for using your inside voice.
|Hands off! Don’t Touch!||
||I’m glading your looking with your eyes and not your hands.
I appreciate the way you kept your hands to yourself in there.
||I like it when you walk inside instead of running.
It’s nice when we hold hands.