Disciplining With Tickets When Grandma Comes to Town


I just got your book, "The Well Behaved Child," and today I began using tickets (and Alpha speech) for my just 5-year-old son who is very loving and sweet but would be considered a "high misbehaving" child - disobedience, arguing, interrupting adults, demanding, bossy, and aggressive with our 2-year-old son. My husband has been deployed for 3 months (still 3 to go, so I recognize his need for attention and loving care is high), but we had these same issues before dad left. We have family visiting in waves for the holidays. He had been doing okay with behavior prior to the holiday visits. How should I approach our upcoming visit in a week with grandma (who will be coming A LONG way for just a few days)? Should I put the tickets on hold? He lost all tickets by 12 noon today and screamed at the top of his lungs during his time outs when he lost a ticket. Thoughts?

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