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THE SECRET TO GETTING YOUR LITTLE ONE TO FOLLOW AN INSTRUCTION!

Here it is ...

GIVE YOUR LITTLE ONE A CHOICE ๐Ÿ’ฅ

And nope. Not a choice in whether they actually do it or not (trust me you may as well not even ask) ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ but a choice within the limit or instruction that you set..

Wana know what I mean? Read on ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you want to brush your teeth or go to the toilet first?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you want to wear these PJs or these one?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you want a banana or an apple?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you want to hop in the car yourself or do you want some help?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Which toy do you want to take in the car? Choose one (then provide 2 or 3 options)

๐Ÿ‘‰ We are going to read two books, do you want to choose them?

GIVE A CHOICE... but usually just the 2! We donโ€™t want to overwhelm ๐Ÿคฏ

๐Ÿ’ฅAllows your child some power and control which is necessary for growing up

๐Ÿ’ฅYou can avoid a lot of tantrums, meltdowns and power struggles

๐Ÿ’ฅ Is flexible, we donโ€™t have to be the โ€œfirm handโ€ all the time - chill and relax! Hold the boundary and support the decision to choose!

๐Ÿ’ฅ Builds confidence, responsibility, problem solving and decision making

SO GO GIVE IT A GO!

1๏ธโƒฃ Provide the choice

2๏ธโƒฃ Set the limit

3๏ธโƒฃ Hold the boundary and support them through!

Bonus tip: if they arenโ€™t making a choice in a timely manner (make sure youโ€™re providing plenty of time - like 10-15 seconds at least to make the choice) let them know โ€œif you canโ€™t choose, Mummy will help youโ€

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