Setting your child up to act knowledgably and competently is truly a win-win strategy. Both you and your child will feel less stressed and will have a greater sense of confidence and skill.
When you let your child know in advance what kind of behavior is appropriate in a particular situation, your child is much more likely to behave well, within the limits of his or her current abilities. It is so much easier to gently remind your child before hand what is expected, than to intervene or “discipline” in the midst . . .