It’s pretty trying when you have to ask your child 25 times to pick up their room or brush their teeth. Here are some tips that boost cooperation.
Trust me, I felt like a total failure every time my toddler threw a fit, my 10-year-old refused to do chores, or my teenager broke curfew and then told me “you’re the worst”.
Like you, I thought that punishments, bribes, time-outs, and ultimatums were the only way. And when those didn’t work, up went my temper, anxiety, and guilt.
Things changed when I started parenting with connection instead. My kids actually did what I asked! They confided in me! They respected the limits I set! I felt calm, confident, and IN CONTROL!
It felt like a miracle, but it’s actually very simple once you have the practical, science based steps.