When you tell your child to stop doing something and they keep doing it...

When you tell your child to stop doing something and they keep doing it...

Try this ⬇️

When we tell our kids exactly what we'd like to see them do, we take away the cognitive load, we take away the temptation, we tell them what will please us and we make our language simpler to understand.

Often younger kids just simply can't understand the negative element in a sentence, so "don't crash into me" just sounds like "crash into me" 🫠🫠 it's not ideal.

TRY saying what you'd like to see. So in this crashing example you could say: "crash into this barrier here".

If your child was jumping on the couch you could say "lets jump on the floor together like frogs".

You can back up what you say by gently moving their body too.

In this way you're holding your boundary, supporting your child and maintaining your connection without having to repeat yourself and lose-it with them for not listening.

Have you tried this? Let me know in the comments.

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