While I was correcting some rude behavior this morning the Helper responded with:
"Daddy, I'm going to my room now, DON'T FOLLOW ME!"
So much for using, "Go to your room!" as a future threat. Perhaps if there were no toys, no bed, no creature comforts... and no heat, it might return to the arsenal of behavior management tools.
He never ever slams his door though; the Mommy has made it quite clear, from the beginning, that if any child ever slammed a door to their room she would immediately instruct the Daddy to remove it... forever! A deterrent that has worked to this day. It is our belief that privacy under our roof is a privilege not a right!
I didn't follow, he returned five minutes later under his own power offering "an apology" for his previous behavior...
"Daddy, I'm not mad at you anymore!"