Are you tired of these phrases?
Whether they are coming from parent to child or sibling to sibling, these phrases have one thing in common… It
Do you know why these phrases rarely work?
Because they aren’t specific enough.
Train yourself to be more specific in your requests by stating the obvious.
Instead of using phrases with a simple “it” start using more specific requests like these:
“Stop teasing your brother with silly faces.”
“End the back and forth bragging.”
“Quit poking your sister with that stick.”
Get specific and teach your kids to do the same…
“Stop coming in my room and taking my things without asking.”
“Quit pinching me in the back seat when mom isn’t looking.”
When we get specific about what we don’t want there’s no dispute over what “it” is.
Just end it!