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  1. paulinelessonslearntjournal

    Thank you! It makes so much sense… but I must confess I often just say "Don't touch". Great post Danya. xo P
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  2. Such a simple change that can work wonders with small children, and make things like shopping or going to grandma's house so much easier!

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  3. I often use the reminder "one finger touching" for very gentle touches as this can also satisfy the urge (where appropriate).
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  4. Love this perspective.
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  5. Jode

    This was a real wake up call for me and really made me think! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  6. Jennifer Brown

    I've read many tips about this, but your has got to be the simplest – and probably effective way of teaching kids not to touch, and soooooo love your approach.

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  7. Kate

    I love this so much. Simply focusing on the positives makes such a difference and kids see it as that too. Great post.

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  8. Debs

    Lovely respectful suggestions Danya. Thank you. For some reason, my kids starting putting their hands behind their backs when looking at things. I think my older daughter just started doing it so her younger brother copied. Handy but I didn't teach them to do it, lol.

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  9. Kelly

    Great approach. In places where there are a lot of breakable things, I give my kids something to do too. I say "hands behind your back" instead of don't touch. Works a treat!
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