Breaking the cycle

I don’t have children, but have plenty of nephews and nieces.

My nieces set off a glitter bomb in the room and tried to act like nothing has happened. I only found out because I saw them covered in glitter.

Instead of yelling and screaming, I calmly told them we’re going to shower and then change. After that, we’re talking a bucket and water and rags, and I’m going to watch them wipe off every inch of the floor.

I made the process fun. They thought it was fun cleaning up because I talked to them and allow them to come to a conclusion that they were responsible for the mess therefore they have to clean up. No one yelled. No one cried. Kids were fine but found glitter everywhere for the next year.

That’s just say that we are a glitter free household after that.

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