Turn Pester Power into Parent Power: How to stop your kids from pestering you to buy things. Can I have it? Can I have it? Can I? Can I? PLEASSSEEEEEEE!!!! This could be your child talking about a box of sugary cereal, a cartoon-themed toothbrush, a new app, or just about anything. Advertisers, doctors, and […]
It’s understandable that parents may be looking for a quick response or a short-term solution. And in responding to challenging behavior, many parents feel the need to punish or give their children a consequence as a way to modify or change their behavior. While “time out” can be an effective way to respond to challenging behavior, it may be difficult to have a successful time out. Indeed, many children will resist time out, which leads to power struggles.