cooperation : the mini course | the whole 5 days


You have chosen to get the whole 5 day mini-course in one dose--so here it is!

day 01 | punish less

We need to motivate our kids, not punish them, to get them to cooperate. Ditch the "empty threats" and time-outs.

day 02 | first-then

Replace the punishment with the First-Then principle. This magical rule is a bribe free way to gain cooperation on the spot. This is my go-to move at home.

day 03 | visual timer

When the going gets tough, pull out the visual timer. This app provides a visual cue and consistency of which kids can relate.

day 04 | give evidence

This strategy is the best, because it's all about capitalizing on a teachable moment. Show them why you are asking them to do what you do.

day 05 | happy ending

Sometimes our bodies communicate things without us realizing them. If we reign in the tension, we will get calm and cooperative kids.

Bring your questions and feedback over to the Facebook groupWishing you many cooperative days ahead!



Denaye Barahona

Dr. Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She partners with families to tackle the challenges of raising children. Denaye is a minimalist who claims to be a decluttering expert (don't let her near your closet). She loves to travel, talk health-and-wellness, and give unsolicited advice. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Minimalists, Motherly, Becoming Minimalist, and numerous other media outlets. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in child and family practice.