- 5 to 10 minutes
- Pad of paper
When your child wants something at a store, take out the paper and write it down together. Knowing that you are listening can go a long way toward eliminating crying or tantrums.
- Use the list for rewards for especially good or loving behavior.
- Put the list where your child can see it and ask you to read it.
- Cross out each wish that is granted so your child can look back on all that they have.