ParentingOctober 23rd, 2012 | Posted by in Uncategorized
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
When it comes to parenting, there is a basic rule: Speak less and Act more.
Giving your child too many explanations will make him/her believe you are on an equal level wih him/her,
So- why listen to you?
The arguments can go on forever, while the dishes are still not done, and picking up their room seems more of an ideology rather than something that can be implemented in actual practice.
The competition on who can come up with the best reasons to do , or not do, depending on which side of the fence you are on, can be endless.
One reason should be sufficient- if it is really necessary. For instance “You cannot eat cookies right now because we are getting ready to have dinner”- Good enough explanation- respectfull and concise.
On the other hand, no reasons really needed to ask a child to stop hitting his brother- a stop, either or choice should be given in place of an explanation.
Remember-be brief, and clear. Avoid being repetitious.