Chiilaa gave GREAT advice. Redirect, redirect, and redirect..A child needs to know the reasoning behind you saying no, if not they don't exactly realize what they're doing wrong. No is just a word, it has no backing...Like getting in the chair with the swiffer (I'm impressed with that thinking) Explain to him that he isn't supposed to be in the chair because he could get hurt and you'd hate that, he could also knock something off of the fridge and get hurt as well.. I've also found a good threat that never gets old is when you tell them they may get hurt and will have to go to the doctor and get a shot..Lol that one works every time..
My family are spankers also though, I've had my bottom torn up a time or two..That IS effective but not necessary for every situation.. I'll spank my child if s/he needs it.
Originally Posted by Chiilaa
Stick to your guns, I hear it gets a lot easier once they move out LOL!
Ha, at 24 I go home JUST to give my dad crap..I get MUCH more pleasure out of it now because I am 24 and beyond time out.. I, however, am NOT above wrestling and him holding me down, dragging me outside and locking the door (I am very good at getting back into the house, I've sneaked out of it enough to know how to sneak back in.) and any of antic that I know is it good fun but gives him a hard time..We get much craftier as we get older..The teen years suck but that's because they're in that "Cool" stage and know everything but it gets better..