- 5 to 10 minutes
- Pad of paper
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.
- 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.
Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
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