If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times… mamas have to repeat themselves a lot. But when it comes to getting your child to listen, repeating yourself doesn’t have to be the only answer—that’s why we love these expert-backed ways to get little ones to really listen. And in case your day isn’t going exactly as planned, here are 10 phrases that can help you talk yourself back from the verge, mama. You’ve got this!



PS. Don’t miss these new safety guidelines from the AAP about sleeping in car seats. Plus, Amy Schumer went back to work soon after her son was born—here’s why that’s okay.