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Assertive mom techniques needed!!! I was thinking about a whistle>>>>

When they fight or argue just blow, blow and blow the whistle some more.

Which reminds me I need ear plugs....

Honestly they have been doing alot of that......


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KFree907

Asked by KFree907 at 1:12 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Thats a better idea then the fog horn my mom used lol
    Shelii

    Answer by Shelii at 1:13 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • This is a fabulous idea! I NEED a wistle! With my kids I may need that fog horn idea!!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:15 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I grab them both gently but firmly and lead them out the back door, tossing their coats and shoes out after them. Siblings argue. I have 2 rules about it. Use kind and thoughtful words when sorting out a disagreement and do it where I can't hear the bickering.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:15 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • This is a love and logic technique but calmly tell them that you charge (you pick the amount/toy) for every minute that you have to listen to them argue. Its sounds crazy but it really works, explain this to them when they are not fighting. When they start just calmly stand there with a watch, when they stop and ask what yoru doing, tell them ok, its been x minutes so I"ll need (amount/toy).

    That will be more fun for everyone then the whistle LOL
    choco_mom

    Answer by choco_mom at 1:16 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Choco mom, you mean take that amount of toys from them.
    KFree907

    Comment by KFree907 (original poster) at 1:26 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • yes, take that amount of toys away? but remember to explain it to them before they fight not during the fight.
    choco_mom

    Answer by choco_mom at 1:28 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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