Do you ever catch yourself saying “Dont or Stop” when talking to your kids? Before frustration sets in think about trying a different approach dealing to them. Here’s an effective way of getting your message across using a positive reinforcement.
*Instead of ” Dont do that!” try ” Mommy would be happy to see you do this instead.”
*Instead of ” Im busy .” try “I want to play with you, but Mommy needs to finish something important and then we can play.”
*Instead of ” hurry up! try “Can Mommy help you with what you are doing?”.
*Instead of ” stop that!.” try “If you continue to do that, you moght hurt yourself.”
Try using these alternative statements when faced with similar situations and you just mght get the response you are looking for. Remember to devote time with your kids for them not to act strangely seeking your attention.