To drive a point home and increase the likelihood of learning, surprise your child with a happy voice when usually there would be stern tones. On a particularly difficult afternoon, break the rules and get out the frozen yogurt for a pre-dinner treat and a little delicious conversation. Mix it up. You might have become boring.
Wah wa Wah.
Surprise and novelty register differently in the brain. It’s more fun for YOU, too.
Ce Eshelman, LMFT