Monday, November 3, 2008
I am about to share an amazing tool that parents can use anytime to bring obedience and control to any particular situation. It is the simple act of having your child learn to fold their hands.
When my children were as young as one year old we began to teach them to fold their hands. Now when they seem to be bouncing off the walls or even if they are in the car and are too loud I simply tell them to fold their hands and all of a sudden that simple act brings quiet and control.
We have used it when a child is squirming all over the place during a diaper change, during dinner when I am trying to spoon feed and they refuse to open their mouth, when tensions are high between siblings at the toy box, or even when reading stories.
Even if their hands are not doing anything to cause a problem somehow folded hands brings the whole body under a little more control and a step closer to obedience.
I would love to hear how it works for you!