Not only that... I found what ended the back talk or not hopping to it when I gave a command/edict was to then let him know if he didn't comply right away the level of reprimand would escalate exponentially. They need to know that this is not a ngeotiation, there is no wiggle room. Again... "I Say, You Do!"My kids know if I said I'm going to take something away it's gone! There's not a 2nd chance, 3rd chance, etc.
And that concept is also very important, and here's why. If you don't demand immediate compliance, what's gonna happen when that kid is running after that ball down the driveway right into the street? And you're there and you can obviously see a car is coming and he/she can't. If you love your kid, you'll get in the habit of demanding compliance... otherwise... because of your lack of doing that... you'll holler at that kid to stop.. and because you DIDN'T consistently demand compliance... they'll just keep on doing what they are used to getting away with, with that parent, and they'll just keep right on runnin' into that street. No Bueno.