It's taking us a bit longer to get anywhere nowadays. I have HAD IT with the fighting, tattling, hitting, pinching, screaming, arguing & everything else that can come along with sibling rivalry. The car is the worst because we DON'T own a mini-van with a DVD player and in our small sedan, they sit right within reach to one another and they are CONSTANTLY in the car. On a normal day, they spend a minimum of 45 minutes, just going to preschool & back & maybe to the grocery store. If we have to go anywhere farther than that, or on more errands, heaven help us.
So the new thing is, "Would you like to work it out on your own in a friendly way, or would you like to go to time out?" They are starting to realize that they can often use friendly voices & work things out. But we had to prove to them that we really would put them in time-out if they didn't stop. So we stopped the car a lot!! It actually really is significantly better now. Thank goodness.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Posted by Natalie C. at 7:06 PM