9.12.2007

works for me: Love & Logic tip

I have posted about this before, but it is working so well that I have to rave about it again.


Would you like to pick it up,
or would you like me to pick it up?


This simple line is the cure for:

:: toys left about
:: clothing left about
:: crabby mommy from too much stuff left about
:: children avoiding work by claiming "I didn't put it there."

If they don't hurry up about it, I just say "Uh-oh, looks like you chose for me to pick it up. Okay." and off to toy jail goes the offending item.

Of all the tools I gained from Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Parenting With Love And Logic, this is the one I reach for the most.

~Suzanne



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