Today John wasn’t happy with my forcing him to watch a new movie.
How horrible could watching Ice Age for the first time be?
(Maybe your child is afraid of new movies?)
Anyway, he wanted to swim and I made him watch for 30 minutes to earn swimming.
He wasn’t happy about this, and made a really poor choice, in rebellion.
So I created a new intervention, rather than using an existing one,
(like peeling off a Taekwondo stripe).
Very precious thing, that stripe.
Rather, I made him sit in my lap watching the movie for another 30 minutes.
Yes, it did make me sit down (not so bad, right?)
And we watched a new movie, and I made him cuddle with me.
I even set the timer.
Mean old mom.
Maybe this might work at your home, for all kinds of reasons.
Peace be with us,