Jul 10, 2012

Kids' Complaining

Is he just complaining or is he refusing to do it? If he's complaining, that's not that bad. A lot of kids will complain about things but do them anyway. It doesn't necessarily mean they don't like the stuff, just that there is some payoff for them in complaining. However, you can tell him, "I won't accept unhelpful complaints. We need to learn about the Arctic. If you have a suggestion of how to make this activity better or something to do that doesn't involve ____________________ (computer, t.v., whatever you would ban), you can tell me about it." If he doesn't have a specific suggestion, you two could brainstorm ideas together.