How to Offer Children Choices Within Limits

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One final note about choices: Some parents have so much success using choices within limits that they use it in every situation. They forget that in some situations another tool may be more appropriate. Don't overuse choices or feel you have to give children a choice about everything. Use them within reasonable limits.

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