Defiant 5 Year Olds - How To Handle Them?
As parents you cannot lose your cool right now. You will have to patiently keep repeating the instructions till your child feels that it is the right time to do the task. Be firm, consistent but at the same time understanding. Try to give your child the feeling that you know how difficult and unfair it is to leave the game to come for dinner but it will still have to be done. Do not show your anger otherwise your child will get the feeling that they won and will continue to try to frustrate you every time.