How long before these stop working with our little contrarians?
WRONG. “Let’s go upstairs.” NO! I DON’T WANNA!
RIGHT. “Race ya.” Let’s start from here… on your mark, get set, go!
WRONG. “Eat your food.” I wanna play! I’m not hungry! I done!
RIGHT. “I’m gonna steal your food…!” *intercepts fork, eats food, laughs when you feign surprise at an empty fork*
WRONG. “Okay, look over here! say cheese! Smile!” *frowns or looks away*
RIGHT. “Okay, whatever you do, DON’T SMILE. Look mean or something.” *laughs and beams a smile*
RIGHT. “All right! Good job crying. I want to see more crying, ready? Cry! No, no, now you’re laughing, stop it! I want you to cry really loud, ready? Go. Cry! No, don’t laugh, cry!”