My oldest child often threw a tantrum when it was time to stop a favorite activity. To avoid this, I verbally prepared my child for changes. At the playground, I'd say, "Five more minutes to play. Then it's time to go home." I'd repeat this warning each minute until it was time to leave.
This article appeared in the October/November 2015 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2015 by Ashleigh Slater. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.
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