Observe the child during the different classroom activities of the day.
The adult can play a simple board game with the child. During the game talk about the rules of the game and the rules at home, school, and other places. How are they the same? Different?
The child sits and listens in a large group, works with others in a small group, and works independently when that is the expectation.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to talk about how the expectations are different for different situation. Adults often don’t realize that the child is not intending to misbehave, he is just applying different rules that the situation demands in different settings.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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