Spend this week using melodic intonation to support your child’s cooperation. Pick one activity or routine to pleasantly automate with melodic intonation + gesture. Focus on a simple melody or sound. Older kids may like pop songs, chants, etc. Melodic intonation is using your voice to wrap your child in comfort.
We all have moments during which it’s very tough to stay calm! Notice when this happens for you, and try using the strategies we discussed in class (slow your body, quiet your voice) to calm down. When necessary, repair the upset with your child.