I don't know what to do anymore.
I have a 2 and 4 year old. They don't listen to me, at all. I've tried taking toys away, throwing toys away, corner, time out, taking fun things away (no park no going somewhere etc.) I don't believe in spanking and I really don't think it would matter they don't seem to care about consequences.
I tell them to do something or not do something and I get NO or they do it anyway. They also are physically mean to each other and I've tried to stop them but they continue anyway.
They also get into weird stuff. They get past child proof locks. I've had to clean up several things like nail polish, baby powder, jelly, you name it I've cleaned it.
My 4 year old is potty trained but my 2 year old isn't. My 2 year old is peeing everywhere but won't use the potty and my 4 year old has now felt the need to pee on the floor too I've caught my 4 year old peeing off the top bunk bed.
Any ideas how to get them to listen to me?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Dec. 5, 2012 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Time for Preschool for the 4 year old. This way it gives you time to spend alone with the 2 year old & he learns rules & requirements of a big boy. I think time away from each other for a few hours a day would be a good thing. Try spending alone time with each one separately. So in the evenings I'd leave the 2 year old home & take the 4 year old to the Library or shopping with me. Switch on & off. If they get the sense that they are helping you then they are more likely to listen to you. It seems like maybe they just have stopped paying attention to you trying to manage them. Feeling like a responsible little individual may help. I always ask my Son to help me with his baby sister. Bathe her, help me get the diapers, wipes, clean up so she won't slobber on his toys. He feels like he is accomplishing a task & becomes even more helpful & attentive to me. GL!
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