By a simply changing your phraseology, you will see how much influence you have over your child’s behavior.
Parenting Technique 2
Avoid “Yes or No” situations.
Here are some examples:
Instead of asking if your toddler is ready to get dressed, ask which shirt he or she would like to wear.
Instead of asking if your preschooler wants breakfast, ask whether he or she prefers cereal or eggs.
Instead of asking if your young child will go with you to do errands, ask which places he or she would like to go.
You can see from these examples that giving choices relieves pressure. You can go from confrontation to cooperation in one easy step. It really is fun!