This flowchart may seem complicated when you first see it. Providing effective guidance is challenging. The tools are in the blue boxes; the “triggers” are in gray, general actions in green, and links to other charts in yellow. Just follow the “yes” and “no” links to take you through the flow.
Of course, real life does not always fit into such boxes. In some ways, the chart simplifies the challenge. Its purpose is to reveal a way to make decisions, to train you to make observations (the triggers) that guide you in making decisions.
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❖ JOURNAL 22: Guidance in your past
As you were growing up did your parents teach you through guidance? You may have not been aware of it at the time, but did they respond to your misbehavior in a way that taught you what is important? Examine the guidance tools. Did your parents use any of them with you?
Complete Worksheet #11 Selecting guidance tools in your Responsive Discipline Journal.
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