If a child is coloring the grass purple, it is easy to tell them it must be green.
A kid can sit down on a chair facing the back, and we make them turn around.
By the time a child has gotten in trouble for something, they already feel guilty, sorry and embarrassed about it.
Threatening to tell someone else rubs salt in the wound.
Encouragement, and this phrase is arguably the most commonly spoken praise children hear. Instead of cutting off the conversation, you can say, “I know you want my answer to be different, but it will not change”.