As a parent, you know the word you say most often to your kids. It can make you sound like a broken record and you’re probably amazed at how often you have to say it every day.
Whether you’re a parent of a toddler, pre-teen or adolescent, you are saying this one word more than any other. But what do you do when “no” stops working? When you’ve said it for the umpteenth time and your child is still doing the thing you told him not to do or still asking for the candy you told her she couldn’t have?
Too often, parents give up when “no” stops working and when they do, their child gets this message: I can get and do what I want once mom and dad are tired enough.
I understand this. Trust me, I had four children of my own and am now a grandparent telling my granddaughter “no” all the time. But I have learned over the years that when “no” stops working, I can turn to other discipline strategies I’ve gathered in my toolbox.
I’ve shared all of these strategies in my webinar What to do when NO stops working:
5 surefire secrets to make your words more meaningful so your kids will listen the first time without fighting, screaming, or throwing a tantrum.You can register to watch it here.