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Yelling Less- Tip Sheet #3- Befriend Father Time

‘Please get up, sweetheart. It’s time for your breakfast.’ ‘Can you please get out of bed? The bus will be here in half an hour!’ ‘Why must you ALWAYS do things at a snail’s pace? Don’t you have any concept of time?!!’ If you’re anything like me, then you’ve suffered from this syndrome too. It’s called the ‘ I-don’t-care-how-you-do-it-but-I-want-you-ready-in-under-ten-minutes’ syndrome. Trigger: Lack of Punctuality/ Time sense For as long as I can remember, I have had this issue about time…

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Yelling Less- Tip Sheet #2- Dealing with disobedience

‘ ‘Put your toys back in the cupboard, please.’ Silence. Five minutes pass. ‘I asked you to put your toys back in their place.’ More silence. Seven minutes have passed. My blood pressure is rising. For the last time, I am asking you to put your toys away!  Defiant look. Mutinous stance. No budging from the spot. Then it explodes: ‘If I have to say this one more time, I am going to throw away your favourite toy right now!’…

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