Mom and Dad,  Here’s a newsflash.  All those warnings, lectures and threats you zing at your kids usually fall on deaf ears.  Want to raise the compliance level of your kids?  Drop the warnings, drop the lectures and definitely drop the threats.  Go straight to the consequences!  Don’t wait until you are ready to lose your cool and your child’s behavior has escalated.  It’s difficult, I know.  We are pre-programmed to warn our kids…whether it’s counting to three or just repeating yourself over and over.  It’s okay to bite your tongue.  It’s okay to change your location.  Instead of using a doppler warning system, use an enforceable statement or lay on some empathy followed by a consequence.  Put together a plan for a specific behavior and give it a try!