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Establish a hands-off policy at home

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I heard a great idea following a recent parenting talk. A mum told me she used a Hands-off Policy in her home.   She uses this specifically approach to teach her three sons to resolve conflict without hitting.   This is smart parenting, as boys tend to be more tactile with their conflict resolution than girls.    They also respond better to very concrete, visual terms rather than a vague ‘don’t hit your brother.’   Teaching kids to resolve conflict without World War Three breaking out is a never-ending battle. Boys, in particular, are more likely to hit, wrestle or jostle each other. It can be a nightmare for parents! Kids have L plates on when it comes to resolving conflict.   Your long-term aim as a parent is get kids to talk about issues, use give-and-take or simply don’t enter arguments, rather than hi...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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