____1_____He was interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he was so much more creative than the average person; what set him so far apart from others?
____2____He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over ther kitchen floor--a veritable sea of milk!
When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture, or punishing him. she said, "Robert, what a great and wonderful mess you have made!
____3____Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up?"
Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, "You know, Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do that? ____4____ Which do you prefer?" He chose the sponge and together they cleaned up the spilt milk.
His mother then said, "You know, what we have here is a failed experiment in how to effectively carry a big milk bottle with two tiny hands. Let"s go out in the back yard and fill the bottle with water and see if you can discover a way to carry it without dropping it." The little boy learned that if he grasped the bottle at the top near the lip with both hands, he could carry it without dropping it.____5____
A He responded that,in his opinion,it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old.
B What a wonderful lesson!
C Have you heard of the story about spilt milk?
DI have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk.
EI recently heard a story about a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs.
F We could use a sponge, a towel, or a mop.
Teaching your child self-control will help him get along with others, make good choices and stay safe. Teaching self-control starts early and truly and never stops. The thoughtful parent knows that each child is an individual with a will of its own. Respect for a child"s need will be balanced with respect for the need of others. Teaching your child self-control involves helping him to：think before acting; control impulse; weigh consequences; make safe and acceptable choices.
Knowing what to expect from your child at each stage of growth will provide guideposts as your child grows. Lessons in self-control need to be age-appropriate. Parents also need to agree on clear limits and boundaries as well as reasonable consequences at each stage of development.
It is important to be a model of self-control for your child. Controlling the urge to yell when in a frustrating situation will show your child it can be done. Considering consequences by thinking aloud will give your child a living example of thinking before acting. Your everyday display of kindness, patience and thoughtful regard will go farther than anything else!
Babies and toddlers experience frustration often as they do not have the means to communicate or acquire what they need and want. Distracting the very young children can work sometimes.
As preschoolers get older, say age two or beyond, they may need to cool down. Placing them on a chair for a minute or two may stop out-of-control behavior. As soon as the child settles,he should be allowed to move from the time-out area. This can be an effective way of teaching early self-control.
If you find you are not able to handle your young child"s frustration, it is important to get help from a counselor. He will help you to find ways to deal with your own feelings of frustration.
The passage is mainly discussing_________()。 参考答案：A
Ahow to teach your child self-control
Bwhat to expect from your child
Chow to set an example for your child
Dwhat to do with your child's distraction
As for considerate parents, they are to ()。
Abalance what their child really need
Bcompare their child with others' in time
Cgive orders to their child at home
Dshow respect for their child's choice
To make sure your child lives with self-control，_____·()。
Ayou must provide guideposts as your child grows
Byou should learn to bear pain better than others
CYou’d better think of your child's age and lessons
Dyou should make safe and acceptable choices .
What does the third paragraph mean? ()。
ADon't let your child know the bad consequence before.
BExample is much better than command.
CYelling is not a good way to teach your child.
DChildren prefer a living example to others.
What does the underlined word mean in the passage?()。
AA person who can take care of your child.
BA person who can teach your child.
CA person who gives advice on problems.
DA person who teaches in elementary schools.