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The Awesome Power of Consistency

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Parenting Tips | 13 comments

I was cooking spaghetti for dinner on the weekend. Nothing out of the ordinary. Little Miss had just woken up from her nap and was a bag full of misery (Like I said, nothing unusual). While mixing the sauce, Little Miss ran into the kitchen and proceeded to latch onto my leg. “Eat!” she repeated becoming more and more agitated so I crouched down and explained her that she has to wait for dinner to cook. You’d swear I was pulling teeth by the instant shriek unleashed from that tiny mouth. Without thinking I cubed a piece of cheese and slid it under Little Miss’ nose, and guess what? Suddenly it was all rainbows and butterflies. She sat up like nothing happened with an enthusiastic “mmmMMMmm!” Sounds familiar? In a span of two minutes I taught Little Miss that...

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