“I create a game or song out of the chore or task.” — Charlotte S.
“If you demand something, they’re going to do the opposite every time! Telling them to do the opposite of what I want usually works.” — Misty L.
“I try to make things humorous and fun. But sometimes they just have to obey and you have to be strict — it’s a part of life!” — Bethany B.
“Be consistent!” — Lauren L.
“Try to make everything into a game. My daughter will do anything if it’s a game. Or tell her that she’s helping Mama. She’ll do close to anything if she knows it’s helping me.” — Emily S.
“When I’m grocery shopping, I bribe my daughter with raisins. They’re healthy and she likes them. I also try to make getting groceries or doing errands fun.” — Angelica C.
“I make everything into a race or a competition — like who will be fastest and strongest.” — Jennifer H.
“I bribe with fruit snacks.” — Sharon M.
“Use a lot of patience and compromise, but no backing down!” — Courtney B.
“When I tell him that Daddy’s going to discipline him, it works. I used to ask if he wanted a spanking when he was being naughty, but then he started replying, ‘Yeah!’” — Sophie M.
“Change the mood or do something wacky. She’ll stare at me for a minute and even start giggling.” — Julie T.
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