"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

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Conscious discipline. So glad my husband and I took the classes. My son's preschool uses this approach and it's wonderful.

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Safe Place Breathing Icons linked from Denver Cooperative Preschool. (Conscious Discipline - Becky Bailey, Ph.D.)

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Our daily commitment board! Children's names move (using small clothespins) to their corresponding commitment!

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