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For getting a toddler to do things, the easiest approach is to ask them like a normal person: Can you please, put away your toys, it’s time for dinner. Add a little praise at the end (little only) well done, thanks for listening is what I say with a smile on my face so they know it makes me happy. The other approach is asking in a singsong fun kind of way: tidy, tidy , tidy up ( to the tune of row your boat). If it’s something you are asking for the first time, model the behavior you would like to see. Kids look up to you as the prime example of how to behave. I showed my nieces how to tidy up for ages before I could simply say toys in the box it’s time for bed.
Telling a child to stop doing something normally does need some Authority in your voice, if asking nicely as in “hey, stop picking your nose please” doesn’t work, try simplify it short “don’t pick your nose” or “hands down, fingers don’t belong in noses, because that’s silly” and make it a little fun instead of a telling off.
If they ignore you the first time, it’s best to go over to them tap on the shoulder, look them in the eye and say “I asked you to ...., please”. If you get flat out refusal here, time out but, explain to them why it’s time out. You are going to time out because you did not listen.
Like I said 50:50 odds but, this works mostly for me apart from my kid who thinks my mad face is hilarious.
Try reading: Jo Seager: toddler care Or Talk so Kids will listen : Faber and King
They have a variety of approaches and real world scenarios to help with this kind of thing.
Good luck :)
Thank u so much..I will try my best..