Meghan - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
So I know we are generally supposed to firm and what not when we expect our child to follow rules. But I have been finding lately that if I make a game out of something or start acting silly it's been helping.
Example, today Joshua was trying to turn the computer off on me (sucessfully 2 times and the rest I caught him, told him no and brought him to his toys) The end of it I was soo annoyed I said "March away son" and starting marching like a soldier and singing the hub 2, 3, 4 song and stomping my feet. He was laughing so hard and we ended up playing for the next hour-it distracted both of us I guess!
I don't want to make a joke out of things all the time and have him not take me seiously but I find sometimes when I am at my wits end, it's easier for both of us to take a more light hearted approach rather than "NO!" all the time!