Explaining things works!

My positive parenting moment of the day:

My 2 y/o loves throwing things on the floor. A lot. Sometimes I get tired and don’t find it cute anymore. Yes, it might be tempting to yell and punish for doing something like this. Or…

Today he threw his Dad’s towel on the floor in the bathroom. Asked him to pick it up and hang it back. He laughed at me. Took a deep breath and explained how the towel is clean, and the floor is not, and now when Daddy washes his face and then tries to wipe it, his face will be all dirty again. That’s ALL I said.
My son didn’t even need to think about it, he immediately picked up the towel and hung it back.

That’s it. I am still amazed at how effective this positive parenting thing is. Everyone should try it. The sooner, the better.


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