Calling this a "discipline issue" is probably an exaggeration. My daughter is 34 months old, in a mother's-day-out program twice a week. They have always complimented her behavior and said how well she listened. But the past 3 or 4 times, they've told me she wouldn't stay on her mat during rest time and that she got fussy when they told her she needed to.
For things like that, do you think it's best for them to work with her using their system, or should I be talking to her about it at home, using my own system for modifying her behavior?
The back story is that they have a "nap time" but it's only an hour long and more than half the kids don't nap; my daughter only has a handful of times since she started in Sept. At home lately, she's resisting nap or quiet time, too.
Should I take away privileges and things like that based on school behavior?
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Answer by ohsowonderful at 8:49 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
You can encourage your child to stay on her mat during rest time, but it is a daycare issue not a parent issue. When I worked at a daycare, we certainly encouraged children to rest on a mat, but we could not MAKE them stay. To make a child stay would be to physically restrain the child. That is illegal. So.....other calm and quiet activities could be provided on or near her mat. Giving her a book to read, being held by a worker who could gently rock her (maybe to sleep), or playing with a stuffed animal on her mat. But really it is not a big issue and I personally would not give too much thought to a toddler who doesn't (gasp) want to remain in a confined space for a prolonged period of time.Â If they know your child they might also want to try vigorous morning activity to help get her good and tired.Â Running races outside with other kids.Â Playing chase with her.Â Then a calm activity before nap.Â Unfortunately
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