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Whale Done Parenting by Chuck Tompkins, Thad Lacinak, Ken Blanchard

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CHAPTER FourThe Redirection StrategyHandling Tantrums

“DARN IT, Tutan’s just not getting it.”

It was a hot afternoon, and Amy was discouraged after unsuccessfully trying to get one of the younger killer whales to avoid the gate that led to the performance stadium. Each time the other animals were called there to go out into the show area and perform, Tutan would dash over there. Amy walked over to the office and found Kim Lee, her coach.

“Hey, is it just me, or is Tutan a slow learner?” she said.

“What’s going on?” Kim Lee asked.

When Amy told her, she smiled. “Tutan’s just excited when he sees any of his friends called to the gate. He knows something really fun is happening out there in the stadium.”

Kim Lee’s patient, understanding tone restored ...

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