Discipline Hack: Parents, Grab the TV Remote & Read This! by Cheryl Butler

Parenting
a year ago
Discipline Hack: Parents, Grab the TV Remote & Read This!

I came up with a fun way to correct my kids' bad behaviors, and I owe it all to the TV remote control. They love watching TV and DVDs, so they learned to operate the remote at a young age. One day, my 5-year-old son wouldn't stop throwing his football at the TV. I took the remote, pointed it at him and said, “Pause.” Surprised, he laughed and followed my instructions. I told him we were going to “Rewind” his actions and he couldn't throw the ball anymore. 

I ended up using this technique successfully with my kids often, and years later, all I have to do is pick up the remote and they pause!

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Disciplining Kids: 5 Steps to Help Parents & Babysitters Get on the Same Page!

5 Reasons I Walk My Kids to School (You May Be Surprised Why!)

Ninja Warrior Training: How to Teach Kids Meditation Inspired by the Dalai Lama

Hate: What Significance Does the Word Hold for You? A Must-Read for Parents!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!