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Delaying Consequences - A Good Option for Mom

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When my son is not being obedient, I say, "You have until the count of three or - insert consequences from his actions, i.e., “You won’t be going to go to the playground after preschool.” He occasionally responds with, “Good, that’s what I wanted to happen.” 1) Is my response considered “threatening” to him? Is that bad? 2) How do I respond to him especially when it is the morning and we are trying to get out the door for PreK and a 30” timeout isn’t an option?

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