How can I stop bad mouth talking? Timeouts do not work nor does having her choose between two decisions...of course one is the one I want her to do and the other is not what I want her to do..have any suggestions?

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Elizabeth - posted on 11/02/2008

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A way I've found helpful, is to give 2 choices that are what you want. They get to make the choice, but it's acceptable to you. Ex. If they say "the s word", tell them they may not say that, but can say "shoot" or "sugar". This can work with any kind of situation as long as you make the 2 choices appropriate to what you want.

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