Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Change It Up

Next time you've had it up to here with your kids and you can feel the same script rise to your lips, stop.

Swallow those words.

They've heard it before.

They know how long the speech takes, how long they'll have to stop and pretend to listen, how long to be remorseful for before they revert to their usual shit behaviour.

What to do?

Time out.

Put yourself in time out.

They won't know what to do with that one, and their bewilderment may just buy you a few hours of good behaviour.