Extremes

 

 

Sometimes going to extreme measures with kids is necessary. On occasion, simple answers carry very little weight. Kids need a detailed dramatic picture to get through their hard heads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example:

Me: Mo, please don’t put those legos in your mouth.

Mo: Why?

Me: Because I asked you not to….(he takes it out but does it again 2 minutes later)


Me: Mo, please don’t put those legos in your mouth.

Mo: Why?

Me: I don’t want you to choke…(he takes it out but does it again 2 minutes later)


Me: Mo, please don’t put those legos in your mouth.

Mo: Why?

Me: Because they can get stuck in your throat, close off your esophagus, put a strain on your bronchial tubes, then I have to call 911, find a babysitter for your brother while we rush you to the hospital, spend hours driving in circles trying to find a parking place. Then you will have to get numerous painful shots, you will probably start bleeding, blood will gush out everywhere, ruining your new favorite Star Wars shirt, get all gross in your hair, we’d have to wash your hair (and I know how much you hate that) and you could DIE!!!!!!

He spits the legos out and hasn’t put one in his mouth since.

Sometimes you have to go to extreme measures.




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