Q. What do I do if my child gets frustrated when I physically help him complete an action?

Your child may get frustrated or move away from you when you physically help him complete an action, especially when you first start using this technique. You are using Mirror Me Online because your child struggles with social imitation and social turn taking, so it will take time for him to get used to being required to provide a response during social interactions. Don’t give up!

  • You don’t need to help your child complete the action perfectly, so try giving quick physical help—even if it doesn’t result in an exact imitation of your action.
  • Be sure to keep a warm tone and praise your child as soon as she has attempted the action (even when it is with your help).
  • This will keep the interaction fun and will motivate him to stay with you the next time you decide to model an action for imitation.