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Old 01-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: Toddler Discipline Tips

I sound like such a meanie in my last post. I do try to be playful in parenting, too:

Ex. if they are being silly when we are trying to go, I address is directly:
"ah - you are being silly! I'm going to tickle that silly all out of you! " proceed to swoop her up, tickle like mad, giggle in her ear, blow on her belly, then look her in the eye:
"now I need cooperation. will you put your socks & shoes on first or you coat?"

And, yes, lots of positive encounters, new experiences, avoiding pitfall areas (hunger, overtired, lack of attention) goes a LONG way.
A (usually) happy wife mama to my BOGO girls, DD1 July 2010 and DD2 Dec 2011.
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