May 13, 2011

this is what happens...



....when you don't want to go to bed.



Instead of yelling at Avila (who was yelling at us) because she refused to go to bed, we stayed calm and simply took away every item in her room until she complied with bedtime. I think the moment the tide turned in our favor was when she was sitting on an empty bed because even her blankets, pillow, and (heaven forbid), Hello Kitty were taken away. Not wanting to sleep on the floor (the matress was slated to go away next) she got the message that we meant business. This was about a week ago. (It took her a few days before I gave it all back, too.) And it's kind of funny because she hasn't complained about going to bed since...

2 comments:

Bridget said...

Way to go Mom and Dad!
Good lesson in life, and it sounds like the timing worked out well (before the mattress went bye bye!).
Smart girl!

Amelia said...

Great idea!! :)