Getting Children to Obey the First Time

When you give your child an instruction, you just want to hear a “yes mom.” Not a “Why?” nor a “Do I have to?” or even a silence. You don’t… View Post

Family Home Evening

source I often reference our Family Home Evening, but I haven’t ever dedicated a post entirely to it. I thought it was high time! FAMILY HOME EVENING DEFINED Simply put,… View Post

Is Obedience an Option?

Source: It’s Babywise Blog Network Week again! All week, we’ll be featuring blog posts from other Babywise-friendly blogs. The schedule is as follows: · Monday: Valerie Plowman, Chronicles of a Babywise… View Post

First Time Obedience–First Things First

image source by Maureen Monfore First-time obedience (FTO) is a phrase you commonly hear in Babywise parenting circles. But what exactly does it mean? It’s really quite simple to understand. First-time obedience… View Post

Teaching Child to Come When Called

Image Source Note: I am aware that gestures mean different things in different cultures. In the United States, this gesture means “Come.” Just want to make sure that is clear to the… View Post

Obedience Percentages

In On Becoming Toddlerwise, the authors give a list of compliance percentages to expect from different age groups. These percentages are well worth taking note of and ingraining in your… View Post

Train To Obey Your Voice

“The goal is to train the child to obey your voice (which includes tone and modulation), not to the object” (On Becoming Babywise II, page 95). This is very important… View Post