new parenting tactic

i was just thinking the other day “when am i going to be able to make a decision with this girl without arguing over it?”  darla has to contest anything and everything JUST BECAUSE. i try not to get to worried about it and let her have her say in the things she can { i.e. yes, you can have the green cup. no, you cannot wear your bathing suit to school } but it will just be nice when she no longer feels the need to argue to wear summer pjs in the winter and footie pjs in the summer.

i stumbled upon a new tactic: get her to argue about something new that she can win in the middle of the old argument. it worked 100% of the time that one time i tried it!

i will be reporting on the developments of this new parenting motto at a later date.

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2 thoughts on “new parenting tactic

  1. Wow…..the above post really brings to mind the man and child that I dined with for about 18 years….who enjoyed arguing so much they had inconsequential verbal combat each night over our evening meal. I sure dreaded it but it seemed like maybe the high point of the day for both of them. I bet that Darla would love to debate her Grandpa as well…..put the child on skype for a few rounds.

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