A GENTLE parenting expert shared a simple trick to get her toddler daughter to sleep without distractions.
The parent, who practices the Montessori method of teaching, has uploaded her routine which has been posted on Montikids’ Instagram account.
The mother revealed that instead of saying it’s time for bed, parents should try giving their child warnings and options.
For example, she demonstrates, toddlers can say: ”Do you want to put the stamps down or do you want to play with them when you wake up? ”
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This, she says, works better than just telling your child to go to sleep.
” I edited this video so you don’t see her say, “No. No napping.”
”It was a vulnerable moment for her.
” But it lasted 5 seconds.
” I simply gave her a choice and explained that we could finish later. “
When it comes to communicating with children, the Montessori approach to teaching believes that making choices can make a huge difference.
” Allowing your child to choose between two different paths can help them feel like they are part of the decision-making process – it’s an effective way to help your child develop a sense of independence! ”
A fellow parent approved this: ” Yay !! Love this!!!
” As a teacher this is what I will use with my students and my grown-ups!! ”
”It was a game changer for my 2-year-old and stopped a lot of tantrums from happening,” read another rave review.
One critical viewer shared her opinion: ”No hate at all, but this looks to me like you’re scared of your kid, I just feel there’s a more severe way but more loving to talk to them so they know who is in charge, that is the parents. ”
Another looking for help: ” So what do you do when your 3yo says NO to both options? ”
One parent shared: “Instead of taking a nap,” I started telling my son that it was time for our brain computers to recharge.
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https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8178430/gentle-parenting-nap-time-hack/ I’m a gentle parent and I never tell my daughter it’s bedtime, it’s all about giving her a choice.