#15 Show interest in what your child does
Basic, ages 2-18
When you think children are about to misbehave, ask them to talk about what they are doing or what they have. This discussion might distract them from misbehavior.

A child (4 years) is shooting a toy gun at other children attending his birthday party. His father asks him, Jamie, show me your new toy gun... tell me, what does this part do? How does it work?

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