I learned a clever parenting trick from a mom who attended one of my speaking engagements. When her child is ornery, she calmly announces, "Uh Oh. I have to find the off switch for your behavior."
Then she pretends to find the off switch on her child's body, preferably in a ticklish spot, like the tummy or the neck. She reports that her child giggles his way out of the grumpy mood and his behavior improves.
Give it a try and let me know what happens.
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