Then follow these simple steps!
Step 1: Collaboratively as a couple set rules for your family, & talk it over with your children.
*It is imperative that everyone is on the same page, (Like your spouse, family members, nanny’s or babysitters) because it reinforces the rules.
Step 2: Give you child/children a reminder of what they did. If they do it again, then something will be taken away, & that it will be their choice!
*By giving your child a reminder, it is helpful for them to reflect on their behavior. Also by putting the choice in their lap after a reminder, it can be helpful.
Step 3: Have an area in your home which the toy or item that I being taken away is far out if reach.
I have a collection on top of our refrigerator, or some other ideas is to keep the items in a clear plastic bin, or in a bag to be kept in your car or closet, & the list can go on!
Step 4: Explain to your child that they chose for the toy/item to be taken away, & that is was their choice!
Then place the toy/item in the designated area for a few hours, the entire day, or overnight.
Also they will get it back, but not at this time, & let them know when.
Step 5: By the end of the day, or the day in which you give the toy/item back, explain why it was taken away.
*We as parents need to teach our children right from wrong, as well a need to set boundaries, & implement family rules.
If everyone is on the same page, this method truly works, & so far it has for my family for almost nine years!
There are days we face as parents that can be challenging, but have faith, because you will be helping your child in the long run!
Take it from a Mom Who Knows!