Thursday, May 5, 2016

Discipline Fail

You know when you want to give your 2 year old the ultimate threat, so you begin "the count"? You know the one... There's a mystery consequence at 3 but you and they both hope you don't have to find out what that consequence is.

Whenever I try "the count" with Kieran, it escalates to this:




(Often he hits the teens more accurately - it's still hit & miss in that range. This wasn't his best work)

3 comments:

Kelly said...

HAHAHAHAHA. Good try.

Just a suggestion - I always count backwards now because that very problem worried me. Plus I read somewhere that since numbers go on forever - how do they know when the end is? Which makes sense to me because sometimes I give them 10 seconds to do something, sometimes 30 depending on what I'm asking - so counting backwards tells them how much time they have. Usually 3 if they're in trouble. ;-)

Anyway. Love it.

Heather Stevenson said...

I do count backwards sometimes. Same result because he can count backwards too. :-) It all works out though because he actually obeys WHILE joining the count. He previously learned what "3" means, but I'm not sure if he complies to avoid 3, or for the fun of counting with me. Either way, it's working for now. (Emphasis on "for now")

Heather Stevenson said...

I do count backwards sometimes. Same result because he can count backwards too. :-) It all works out though because he actually obeys WHILE joining the count. He previously learned what "3" means, but I'm not sure if he complies to avoid 3, or for the fun of counting with me. Either way, it's working for now. (Emphasis on "for now")