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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wild Weekend W(r)evelations

In sharing with other moms their stories of raising children, I thought it might be interesting to share with other moms creative ways to discipline your children. So, every weekend I will share with you my "Wild Weekend W(r)evelations".

W(r)evelation #1: Children do not like to shop with their moms, especially if they are boys and especially if she's shopping for a bathing suit.

Solution: Play a game. Have your children hold one hand on the shopping cart. Whoever holds on to the shopping cart the longest scores a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the trip gets candy and a drink in check out line, the other only gets to pick one.

The Result: I actually managed to find one with three kids without screaming once, "Get over here, before I hang you from the racks!"

W(r)evelation #2: Children will say the meanest things.

Solution: For every mean thing they said to each other, I have required them to sit and face each other, say something nice about the other and then give a kiss on the cheek to each other.

The Result: This was torture for my boys, needless to say I haven't heard anything mean --- Yet!

Feel free to share your own and let me know if you are blogging it also.

2 Your Load:

Blogger Lazy cow said...

Both the ideas are great. I especially like the saying something nice and kissing on the cheek. I'm going to try it!

11:52 PM  
Blogger The Mother Load said...

Good Luck! Keep me posted!

8:48 PM  

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