Just be careful! I raised my first dd by talking and explaining and reasoning, etc. One night at supper time, we were sitting down at the table eating and she looks up at me and asks, 'Gramma is your mom, right?' and I replied , 'yes.' She asked, "And your my mom, right?" 'Yep'
"Well, when Gramma, YOUR mom, asks you to do something, you don't do it. So.......why should I listen to you when you ask me to do something?"
"Uhm....My your corn looks good and is saying eat me, eat me before I get cold!"
This conversation was held when she was 4 yrs old!!! And believe me, it has only gotten worse LOL! :LOL
Oh, the reasoning/excuses she comes up with for not going to bed, or not going to school, or not doing whatever, would just blow you away LOL!