Comment: My tactic with brats...

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My tactic with brats...

"If you are going to make me miserable then we are both/all going to be miserable together."

Everybody just sits in the same room with nothing to do. Meals become rudimentary and bland (crackers and water maybe). All media devices become dormant. Maybe some books are allowed. If the kid want to act out then the kid acts out. But we all just sit in the same room. Eventually the boredom becomes overwhelming and requests for a truce/compromise are eventually proffered and accepted -- on the condition that the Great Boredom might return at any time.

It worked for me... :p

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~