I love the third suggestion in this post which focuses on using your child's brain chemistry to your advantage.

Thinking about positive things in the future can actually increase dopamine, which can work to change a child's mood for the positive and keep them future oriented.

It is also why...

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“The pre-frontal parts of the brain responsible for a child’s impulse control will ideally mature between the ages of 5 to 7 for most kids, or 7 to 9 years for more sensitive ones,” she says. “Until the 5 to 7 shift occurs giving rise to more sophisticated brain integration, a young child will ha...

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