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It's Only a Phase!

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My 3 year old child started the ticket system with 5 tickets in October of 2017. By January of 2018 we had a changed child on our hands and we were able to put away the ticket system. All of sudden about a week ago it feels like we are we are back to square one. (Fits at the store, waking up grouchy, talking back, not obeying) We got the 5 tickets system back out about 4 days ago. I'm seeing no improvements. I'm frustrated because I thought we were beyond these behaviors. Do you have any suggestions or encouragement?

Answer

Hello and thank you for writing! I encourage you to repeat the following phrase as needed: It's only a phase. I'm not making light of the struggle ~ it's most definitely real! But nothing is linear in life, and children's development is a good example of that. You saw that the tickets worked, and I believe they will work again. Remember that the behaviors often get worse before they get better, and stay the course!

Warmly,
Wendy Faucett
Certified Leadership Parenting Coach
wendyfaucett@gmail.com
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