Taggert over at A Random Walk, hooked me on to this blog, Parent Hacks: a collaborative weblog of practical parenting wisdom, which I now have on my blogroll under "resources."
One of their recent post will be quite helpful in the near future I'm sure: "Tell Strong-Willed Toddlers What They Should Do."
And no, they don't go on to say "Tell them to go straight to H. E. Double Toothpicks!"
I've already found myself following their advice as Big tortures our annoyed-but-too-lazy-to-move octogenarian felines: Gentle [Big], gentle!
This said while I pet him the way I want him to pet them.