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Old 08-11-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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This is a really good article on TAB -
http://www.originsonline.org/product..._search_result

There are other great articles on tab on the Originsonline website.

TAB is never a punishment - it's taught as a way to regain composure & maintain dignity (as stated in the article above - I love the example of "Alice" & "Jake"). Children are told to tab for the smallest infractions and that teaches everyone that mistakes are unavoidable - we all make them. Each child should be given the chance to tab. I never tell my kids to "think about what they did" or "think about what they can do when they return". I tell my kids to really just take a break!! Count to ten, take deep breaths, lay your head down, scribble on a paper if necessary...whatever it is they need that will help them rejoin the group. It's all a very smooth process when everyone understands why and when we take breaks.

Children shouldn't be facing away from the group; tab is in close proximity to the group - one ear on the instruction/able to participate if possible...
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