“Don’t touch each other, keep you hands to yourself” By my calculations I must have been saying this for a good 16 years. With an average of 10 times a day, giving me the total of 58400 times. Now yes, you may have spotted a slight exaggeration but regardless of exact numbers I think I can safely conclude…This approach is NOT WORKING!!!! I’ve tried rewards, punishments, and stomping my feet loudly and still, they poke. Until one day it dawned on me, perhaps I shouldn’t keep MY hands to myself! Perhaps I should do more of the touching, the cuddling, holding, tickling spinning, and even the poking. A subtle shift can turn any drill sergeant into a hands-on team player.
Poke your child today.