Some kids need help picking up on social cues. If a child keeps playing too rough, teach them to look for signs they need to play more gently.
Start by talking about what you’re noticing. Explain how you see other kids reacting. Ask if the child is seeing the same things. If not, point them out.
For example, you can say, “I noticed that when you grabbed the ball from Xavier, he looked angry. Did you see that, too?” It’s a good way to teach empathy and help kids start to see how their actions affect other people.
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