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Wish List

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Pad of paper
  • Pen

Directions

When your child wants something at a store, take out the paper and write it down together. Knowing that you are listening can go a long way toward eliminating crying or tantrums.

Extensions

  • Use the list for rewards for especially good or loving behavior.
  • Put the list where your child can see it and ask you to read it.
  • Cross out each wish that is granted so your child can look back on all that they have.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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