The ups and downs of parenting can really take a toll on a mom and dad. When everything's "good," you may end up looking over your shoulder for the wrench that's about to hit.
• Telling your child how you want him to behave in any given moment before it happens: "We're going to Jackson's football game. You can sit with me and we'll get popcorn or a treat at some point as long as you are able to behave yourself."
• Model good behavior to your child (do as I do)
• Noticing your child's good behavior outloud to your child.
TAKE YOUR OWN TIMEOUT