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The direct answer to your question is that your daughter has learned that different behaviors work with different parents. My daughter, from a young age, developed two distinct sets of "techniques" to get what she wants from both parents. For her mother, she throws tantrums and cries. For me, she's all smiles and kisses and charm. She knows that her ...


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We have had a similar thing with our daughter. "Lasts" are a very good way of helping with this. "Now I'm going to give you your last cuddle. Now I'm going to give you your last kiss and then it's bed time." And if she cries when you leave the room, leave it a minute, then go in to the door, ask her what she wants, repeat that she's had the last of ...


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There are several reasons why it's easier for your wife to do it. Some are obvious -- I'll skip those -- but one that might not be so obvious is that your wife's approach is more cut and dried. Here are some suggestions (I assume that's what you're really after...). Have a family meeting (the three of you). In the family meeting, you will tell your ...



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