Increasing Compliance In Toddlers

Do not ask your young children yes/no questions — Do you want to put your coat on? if you do not want them to answer "no." 

Phrasing things in a "time" statement can really reduce yelling — It's ____ time. It's coat on time. It's eating time.

Andrea Loewen Nair is a former teacher & psychotherapist, now Head of School of Infinity School in London, Ontario Canada. She specializes in the connection between parents and their children. She has been our most-read writer at YMC for 2013, 2014 and 2015! Andrea's parenting help can be found here and through her website where you'll find parenting resources like the Taming Tantrums online book and I Feel Like A Bear! feelings flashcards.