Friday, May 1, 2009

Tricky, tricky

You know how kids like to have a choice? Like to be in charge? If you are fighting with your kids about nap times, here is a funny suggestion.

My mom told me that when we were little and fighting her about naps she would ask us a simple question. "Do you want to take a long nap or a short nap? --- It's your choice!" she would say. If we complained and whined then we had to take the long nap. Of course we always wanted to take the short nap.

tricky mom.

4 comments:

sarah in the woods said...

That's a funny one. :)

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Christie Burnett said...

This is so true, as an early childhood teacher I was always telling parents to phrase a request as a choice - one choice to be the thing you wanted to happen and the other something completely undesireable. Works a wonder on preschool children!

http://childhood101.blogspot.com/

Spanish school in Spain said...

The incident which you have mentioned here is really very nice. good idea