GD has been great for us so far. Our DS was even a challenge for a while with hitting/kicking/pushing instead of using his words, but "CalmDownTimes" were REALLY helpful. But now @ almost 3yo, he uses his words well, but is YELLING/SCREAMING them through tears when he chooses not to do something.
Any activity he *thinks* he has a choice in: wearing pants in the house or not, wearing a jacket outside, and brushing teeth becomes a SRCEAMING/CRYING/FULL-FLEDGED TANTRUM nightmare. We're calm & verbal with him in response, telling him that "we can't understand you when you yell ( or scream or whine.) You have to breath and calm down and talk to us, so we understand." And being 6mth preggo, I'm all for picking my battles (especially since I'm pregnant), but certain things are in fact NON-negotiable like Brushing Teeth!
So, how do you coax YOUR 3yo to comply without forcing them or at least without using conventional techniques?? If your child's older, what helped you, or did they truly just grow out of it once they see that it doesn't work after a while?
No one I know is of any help in this b/c they all use conventional threats, and spankings