Reading time: 5 minutes
Suitable for: Parents of primary-age children
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What do we mean by giving ultimatums? They sound like this:
"If you don’t do your homework right now, I’m going to…."
- Throw all your toys away
- Cancel your birthday party
- Stop you seeing your friends
Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Those moments of pure frustration when you’ve run out ideas to get your child to do something. Out of desperation, you issue an ultimatum. But what do you do when that doesn’t work?