I’ve been trying really hard to use redirection rather than just saying NO to Atticus. It’s one of the techniques we learned in that positive discipline class that Mark and I took. Sometimes it works and other times not so much.
Last night Atticus and I were at our neighbor’s (D) house hanging out. Atticus was being his usual silly self when all of a sudden he latched onto D’s arm like he was about to bite her! Of course she says “Atticus! Don’t bite me!” Trying to give him alternative, I asked him to give her a kiss…
He totally blew a raspberry!!!
We all started laughing. So he did again. And again. And again.
Tears were streaming down our faces from laughing so hard.
So, while he didn’t bite, he did have a slobber fest on poor D’s arm.
I saw it was a win… for most of us.