Friday, October 26, 2007


So I've been trying something with Lucy that we learned at the Love & Logic Parenting Seminar we are attending. It is called the Uh-oh Song. Every time she steps on the bricks of the fireplace, I say (in a sing-song voice) "Uh-oh, time for a little playpen time. So sad." Then I put her in the pak 'n play that I put in the dining room. I have done this about 15 times today. The first couple of times Lucy just laughed and then waited for the minute or 2 until I got her out. Now when I pick her up from the fireplace she says "uh-oh" and then hugs me as tight as she can. I have to peel her off of me. Then as I set her in the pak 'n play she says - so sad - which comes out "doh dah." Then she fusses for about a minute - once she stops, I give her a minute of calm and then I get her out. I don't know if this technique will work, but I am going to stick with it for a couple of days. We'll see.

She doesn't look to unhappy, does she?


Katie said...

We're also using love and logic! When El hears me say "How sad!" he turns away and starts to crawl or walk, whichever is faster. So far, it's working but it's taken awhile for the impact to show with a 17 month old!

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Krys said...

One thing I've definitely learned in school is that consistency is key with kids because they will test you out the wazoo to see if you really, really mean what you are saying. Good luck keeping up with Lucy and staying strong even when you are tired.