Reading time: 5 minutes
Suitable for: Families of secondary-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…."
- Take away all your pocket money for good
- Cancel your birthday party
- Stop you seeing your friends again
Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Those moments of pure frustration when you’ve run out ideas to get your teen to do something. Out of desperation, you issue an ultimatum. But what do you do when that doesn’t work?