“No, sweetie, that hurts.”
My five-year-old son puts down the flashlight. His latest game involves shining the flashlight on opposite walls of our living room and having our very crazy pup chase it.
However, she gets a little too excited and ends up jumping on me – all sixty pounds of her.
At five, my son improves everyday at realizing that his actions have consequences.
He learned this by constantly making mistakes and getting corrected.
Stories are also a fantastic way to teach those skills.