I find myself often saying short phrases to remind my 2 year old of our expectations. Dr. William Sears suggests using short, rhyming phrases to remind children of family expectations and to avoid lecturing. Redirecting my 2 year old with the following phrases seems to be effective.
Shema means to hear & obey right away!
If you don’t obey, Imma/Abba takes away. (relating to a particular toy or activity)
When you obey, everything is okay!
Please share any short phrases you use in your family to redirect your children in the comment section.