#6 Prepare your child for a difficulty
Intermediate, ages 4-18
When children will have to face a problem that cannot be changed or avoided, give them information to manage the situation. Parents must be able to anticipate a difficulty to use this tool effectively.

A 4-year-old is going shopping to help pick out a toy for his cousin's birthday. Before leaving, mother tells him she cannot buy any toys for him when they visit the store. Only one toy for his cousin will be purchased. She makes sure he understands the purpose of the trip before they leave.

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