Someone is NOT FOLLOWING RULES OR DIRECTIONS
what YOU can do
Losing your cool takes the focus off of what they need to do and can make their behavior worse.
Be consistent with the rules.
Explain the rules and the consequences if they choose not to follow the rules.
Give them a time limit to decide, give them space to make their decision, and thank them if they make a good one.
Don’t take the behavior personally. Take your own space if you need to in order to stay level-headed.
WHO can help
Seek counseling or mental health treatment.
Call a local or national hotline
Reach out to a social worker
Contact another licensed mental health worker