So. I just stumbled upon this supposedly insightful piece about how to negotiate with your toddler from the view of a hostage negotiator. And I’ve come to the conclusion that 1, this negotiator probably never has had children and 2, every toddler I have had or known will laugh at these tactics.
Oh I’ve tried the sweet low tone of voice and words of reason – i’ve tried the distractions and the redirecting of thought. I’ve tried it ALL. And none of it works. My tactic, say what you need to ie: No you cannot have that cookie right now because dinner is in 5 minutes and then ignore tantrums. Responding to tantrums makes MORE tantrums in their future.
Check out the article and tell me what YOU think about her ideas. Click the link HERE to view the article.