In class we have been looking at how to solve small problems on our own. We have been learning about Kelso's wheel which has 8 choices to choose from to try and solve a small problem.
We talked about small problems (problems that they are strong and smart enough to deal with on their own) and big problems (situations that are dangerous or scary that need an adult help to solve).
Ask your child what an example of a big and small problem. Maybe they can try to identify small and big problems that can arise at home.
We discussed what Tattling or Telling are. Ask your child if they know the difference.
We are focussing on 4 sections of the wheel at this point to help them solve the small problems (Tell them to stop, Ignore it, walk away or go to another game).
If a child is in a small conflict, they are to try using 2 choices from the wheel to solve it before they tell a teacher.
Please feel free to try and use this to help with your child to try and solve small problems on their own.
It seems to be helping each child in class and on the playground with being able to sort things out without getting an adult involved.
If you have any questions or insight, please let me know.