One more tip for making time-out effective.
If your son doesn't say OK to anything, take him to time-out. If you say NO, and he whines, he goes to time-out. If you tell him to do something, and he doesn'... more
"My almost 3 yo fights and kicks and cries when I take him to time-out (I have to carry him there), and then cries very loudly and even will scream at me when I'm telling him that he needs to stay there until h... more
"I met you at your recent Stansbury Seminar. It was so great! I could have listened for days. I can't get my daughter to stop sleeping in my bed. She is three years old, and I don't think she should sti... more
The Universe is governed by laws. One of those laws is that an older, wiser species comes before the new, innocent young of the same species to guide the younger toward right choices and acceptable behaviors.... more
"In your house, what are the privileges that are taken away when they lose 'everything' for 24 hours? At what age can they understand that? Or, what do you do with very little ones who are testing bou... more
There are some great questions in some of the recent comments.
"...Most women I know are neglecting taking care of themselves on some level (physical or spiritual) to take care of their families or other o... more
"I have listened to the cd’s from your mini-seminar at our LDSEHE conference. I am so amazed at your system! I can see how it would work wonderfully in my home - especially with my 3 older children. My fourth... more
"How do you take away all privileges from younger kids? My 3.5 year old is really pushing… This post was the first time I really understood the “lose all privileges for 24 hours” thing. I can figure out h... more
"With young children like my 3 yr old, I am very tempted to give at least one reminder, another chance, before they get a consequence. So if he starts to whine and say no to an instruction, I remind him of ea... more
How do you find a good consequence for a thre-year-old who won't participate in cleaning a shared bedroom? This mother explained to me of her struggle with this issue. This is the advice I gave her. ... more