Saturday, February 28, 2015
Aaron and I were woken up this morning in an all too common way... Boys fighting. Ugh "He took..." "He hit...." Ugh
I've engaged a new tactic. The "Taking Responsibility" chart.
They both had to sit at the table and quietly fill it out. Each of them thought they were done without really taking responsibility, so it was edited a couple of times. I then had them read it to each other and quietly listen to each other, then apologize.
Once they had apologized, I had them each crumple up their paper as hard as they could. Once crumpled, I asked them to flatten it back out... Of course, they couldn't. I shared with them, "even though we apologize and forgive each other, our hearts hold the wrinkles from being hurt."
We were excused from the table with an agreement to try harder not to cause wrinkles... And a promise from me to them that we'd be right back there with new forms if I heard fighting. :)