Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wish I'd Known: Choices

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Today's tip is from Heidi:
"Give your child lots of choices."

This has helped Heidi significantly with the "terrible twos" because her daughter feels like she is in charge while making all the choices, but really Heidi is in charge since both options she gives, she's perfectly ok with.

So rather then saying "It's time to leave", you'd say, "Would you like to leave now or in 5 minutes?" Or when disciplining you'd say, "Would you like to go to time out or your room?".

Heidi got this idea from a book called Parenting with Love and Logic. I've heard really fantastic things about this book.

1 comment:

Aubrey Claybrook said... #

I've heard this advice and I tried it on my nephew and it totally works!!!