Friday, May 22, 2009

Tired of nagging your kids?

Here's a line that works really well for me:

"Because I love you, I'm going to give you a chance to put that toy away before I throw it out. Next time I may not warn you, and if you see it in the garbage you're just going to have to leave it there."

The thing I like about this is, that not only does the kid pick up the toy, but they even, occasionally, thank me. And if they leave it there and I get to throw it out? Less clutter. This is a total win-win for me.



Blogger Lesley said...

I'll try it out!

1:53 PM  

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