Hayden and Layla's Place

Negotiation August 30, 2011

Filed under: Dad Blogs on Hayden — JDG @ 1:10 am

Recently Hayden has gotten into negotiating.   He is just missing a couple of basic skills. Like which way to negotiate and he nearly always goes the wrong way. This often comes into play at dinner or lunch time. We will want him to finish his food and he will tell us that he is all done and that he is ready for ice cream or some other cool treat. We will tell him that he needs to est more food before and so starts the negotiation process. Often we will start and tell him that he needs to take say 4 more bites.  He will counter with 6, we will go, ok 6 and then he will respond “so 8?” . We agree and he ends up finishing his food!   Yesterday Kara said he got up to like 16, and fundamentally lost count so again just ate everything! I am sure he will get better at this but right now mummy and a daddy are winning this battle!


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