There are a few tips I've picked up thus far, however, that have helped me when communicating/training my children. Of course, I don't do these 100% of the time but I try.
~ I use timers for letting Gillian know when quiet time is over, when she is done eating (Anyone else have a toddler who takes HOURS to eat 4 raisins and a piece of cheese?!) and *will start using it* for picking up toys. I haven't been too diligent about making them pick up lately.
yelling, I try to speak softer and softer. I read this in the Duggar's first book, The Duggars: 20 and Counting!I don't do this enough.
So those are a few things that I try to do when training my toddlers. :) You have any tips to share? Leave them in the comments!