Monday

Community Question/Discussion #3

Question: Do you ask your child more than once to do something?


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Thoughts are based on the book Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Leman.

9 comments:

Amy Dalrymple said...

Do I have to join blog frog to comment?

Kristen said...

Yes, but it's free, super easy, and they don't bug you...

happygal said...

Wow. I think it might be better put to ask me "When do you not have to ask your children more than once to do something."

The answer is, "Come in here for dessert."

Love the new header, by the way!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, I just HAD to comment on your post below- how terribly awful!!!!!!! I'm sure glad we're not the only family who has "those moments!" And I promise, I'm NOT laughing.... well, at least not AT YOU- just WITH you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanette said...

One of the most frustrating things for a mom!! Kids that don't listen.

Try having them answer "yes mom" after you have requested that they do something. This way you know they heard you and if they don't do what is asked, they get to serve the punishment (taking away their fav toy or priviledge).

Worked for me...

PS~Erin said...

My very favorite listing is the pair of vintage frames. I also love that tool box and platter with the orange flower.

Very fun to go through her shop. I'm so with you on being a sucker for vintage/old/worn/antique.

Tammy said...

I'm working on that one, it's hard! But it works beautifully with teenagers, IF you have the willpower to do it..."I'm not taking you/letting you go to practise/music lessons, etc. until this is completed." I think, "but what will the coach say?!" and "but I'm paying for these lessons!" It's a lot easier when used with things like going to the store, or over to a friend's house.

Anonymous said...

First-time obedience is the mantra in our house. So if they actually heard our words (i.e. we said them loud enough and clearly enough to be heard) they are expected to follow through. Anything other than that is treated as willful disobedience. We have a 4 year old whose favorite phrase is "What?" even though she heard exactly what we said. I don't even answer this because it's her desire to gain control/the upper hand. I walk away and expect her to do what I asked. Trust me, it works!

Mollie said...

I have a friend who has taught her 4 year old that the proper response to whatever Mom asks is to do it:
1. Right away.
2. All the way.
3. With a cheerful heart.

Seems to work for her! Haven't gotten too far with my 9 mo. old on that one! ;)