I'm having trouble figuring out a good consequence beyond time out for my 3 yr old. He and his brother who just turned 6 share a room. I gave them an instruction to clean their room this morning, and he lef... more
Over the last year, my niece has gone through a change. The once happy, helpful girl changed into a whiny, depressed, girl that didn't look at life the same. One day I got left home with the all the childre... more
"My daughter takes 10 minutes to actually say 'OK' to an instruction. How do I speed things up?"
If it's taking 10 minutes for the daughter to say "Okay" to an instruction, then she is having a power struggl... more
When and how do you give consequences? For example, if you instruct your son to go clean his room (assuming you've prepped him for accepting a consequence) and he whines and says, "I don't want to do it... more
I instructed my daughter to sweep the floor. She said, “OK Mom, but I don’t know how.”
This surprised me. She had seen me sweep the floor so many times, that I forgot she might not even know ho... more
"Nicholeen, I was wondering how you teach these principles to the younger children. My children are (almost) 8, (almost) 6, 3.5, 20 months, and a 2 week old. (not that I expect to be doing this with the new... more
A blog reader wrote:
1 - We don't have a "rule" or certain consequence set up for every behavior in the book (nor do we want so many specific rules!) So, I'm wondering if "just-plain-not-doing-what-you-know-... more
Nicholeen, I have a 9-year old boy. He is a typical 9-year old boy, I believe, in that his mind (and mouth) is constantly going 200 miles an hour. His siblings are always waiting for him to stop talking so they... more
I thought this comment was worth sharing on the front page. ~Nicholeen
I just wanted to share a neat little conversation with 10yod tonight while we were cleaning the dinner dishes. She said, "You know tha... more
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