Today’s Tip: Let them win!
This can happen for almost anything, but the best example I have handy is bath time. My boy is a fish, and with or without bubbles, he can spend hours in the tub. So, before I started implementing L&L, bath time was a struggle. Here is what changes... I gave him options, options that I could handle, and let him choose. For example, I know I’m fine with him getting out in 30 minutes, but I also know he isn’t going to like being told to get out without warning. SO, if I want him out by 7:30, I go in and ask him, “would you like to get out now or in a half hour?” As always, he chooses a half hour. Great. Then 30 minutes go by, I tell him it’s time to get out, and voila! He thinks he negotiated 30 minutes, while I’m celebrating a fight free bedtime routine!
As a side note 📝. When he was younger, one warning wasn’t enough. So, I had a timer and would set it in 15 minute increments, and ask him again. Then 5 minutes, then I’d win. It all depends on your child and how stubborn he/she is. 🤣. I compare it to a snooze button... and personally, I hit mine a few times before waking up. Your nugget is just the same, just experiment until you both figure it what works for the two of you.
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