#youmightbeanautismparentif your child doesn’t realize that by choosing Not to make a choice he is in fact making a choice.
Little Man does this to me ALL the time! I give him a choice “If you choose to do your homework you can play video games when you are done. If you choose not to do your homework you get to shower, eat, story, brush teeth, and bed.” Most of the time he sits at the table and chooses not to make a choice so he still doesn’t get the desired outcome and he screams and cries saying “OK I’ll do my homework!” Sorry Little Man it is now time to brush your teeth and read a book before bed! He thinks it will get him his way! I refuse to make him do something he won’t do and I think he needs to learn to make choices and discover the consequence for that choice. No video games and homework on the weekend. It doesn’t make me particularly happy either but he really is old enough to make this choice. Let’s hope tomorrow he makes the right choice…. Besides that we had a great day 🙂