When John doesn’t want to make a good choice (at home or out in public), it has worked astonishingly well for Mom to say, “We are just going to stand here until you are ready to . . . . . . . ”
And we just stand there.
In the bathroom, in the parking lot, going up the stairs at church, in the grocery story, wherever.
We usually are still for about 4.5 seconds, and then his wanting to move gets bigger than his stubborn.
It is a little miracle.
I share it with you. Maybe it can be a little miracle with your young ones.
Peace be with us,