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Tattle Tale Advice ~ Redirect Focus to Positive Actions (free printable)

This freebie download will help kids learn to tell the difference between tattling and reporting.

“Students learn that they tattle to get others in trouble, but they report to get people out of trouble.”

T Vs. R

Worksheet with scenarios and kids need to figure out if it is reporting or tattling:

Am I Tattling or Reporting?

  • Tattling is when I get someone in trouble.
  • Reporting is when I get someone out of trouble.
Answer Key

TATTLING:

  • Michael keeps making faces at me.
  • Mr. Cobb, Jason isn’t getting in line.
  • Jerome is drawing in his notebook when he’s supposed to be doing his math.
  • Ms. Long, Devin isn’t reading the right story.
  • Meghan isn’t walking on the right sight of the hallway, Mrs. Jones!

REPORTING:

  • Heather scratched me when I didn’t do what she said.
  • During recess, Callie pushed Dana down on purpose.
  • Brandon picks on Kayla everyday during lunch.
  • Some boys are bullying Joshua in the bathroom.
  • Cooper said he’s going to punch Conner after school.
Incorporate this: The THINK before You Speak 

Such wise advice….for kids and adults alike! 
Free Printable Poster to Laminate and keep on your fridge: 61772754-Before-You-Speak-Think

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Here is a FREE printable Activity for a Classroom Setting (adjust to use in a family setting for your home!)
Download here: warm.fuzzy (PDF)
  • Warm Fuzzy is placed in a jar each time a parent catches siblings doing something nice – act of kindness
  • Siblings can fill out nomination forms for family members they catch doing something nice
  • Each Week at Family Meeting – You randomly draw a nomination card and that family member gets a small prize? (Special dessert, they choose the family for family game night, they get first turn, they choose restaurant to dine at etc.)
  • Once the Jar is FULL of Warm Fuzzies – Family Prize (movie night, dinner, marshmallow fight, camping etc.)

Teach Kids Conflict Resolutions: Kelso’s Choices Strategy 

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This is an amazing conflict resolution program that teaches children important life skills. Designate an area of your home as: “Kelso’s Corner”. When siblings  have a conflict direct them to go to the corner to discuss their conflict. There are nine choices and children must try at least two of the choices when a small problem occurs. If after trying two choices and the problem is still there, it is now a big problem and the child can go to an adult for help. If they are able to work their problem out, ask them to report to you which solution they used – not the details of the actual conflict because it was already worked out in the corner! Eventually, kids learn to manage their own conflicts with little support needed from adults.


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This freebie download will help your students learn to tell the difference between tattling and reporting.

Students learn that they tattle to get others in trouble, but they report to get people out of trouble.

T Vs. R

Free download here (Answer Key): Tattling vs. Reporting Thank You

Free download here (Worksheet): Tattling Vs. Reporting

Worksheet with scenarios and kids need to figure out if it is reporting or tattling:

Am I Tattling or Reporting?

Tattling is when I get someone in trouble.

Reporting is when I get someone out of trouble.

Answer Key

Tattling

Michael keeps making faces at me.

Mr. Cobb, Jason isn’t getting in line.

Jerome is drawing in his notebook when he’s supposed to be doing his math.

Ms. Long, Devin isn’t reading the right story.

Meghan isn’t walking on the right sight of the hallway, Mrs. Jones!

Reporting

Heather scratched me when I didn’t do what she said.

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