Dad Gold · October 2021
- Dad Gold
Whenever your toddler asks if you can go to the park or partake in an activity, instead of telling them "no, not today," try telling them, "we can go over the weekend."
Another word that parents of toddlers find themselves using often is "don't." Instead of saying "don't run," try saying "slow down your pace" or "turn it to a walking speed."
If ever they’re doing something they shouldn’t be and you redirect their behavior, thank them for listening to you.
Instead of telling them “don’t run” or “don’t yell,” redirect them with funny phrases and activities. Toddlers listen when there’s an activity for them to do involved.
Phrases like this one are a fantastic way to deter interest in items they “have to have” every time you go to the store. If their interest in it is genuine, they’ll ask you for the item for their birthday.