Our goal is to help our kids get along with their whole class, not just the good friends they really like to talk to a school. We’ll also make sure they understand how to work more than they talk if they sit next to friends and how to use only nice words and actions with everyone in their class.

Team Up! Try these simple ideas to help your child want to talk.

Find your child when they’re busy playing. Get in their face playfully. Take their toy, laugh and run away. Make them have to stop what they’re doing because you’re not playing nice. Don’t break anything they’re building, of course, and have a smile on your face the whole time so that your child knows they are not being punished. Once you have their attention, it’s time to think about how to be good at working and playing well with others.