what can i do she not listenAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by mommykayti at 3:09 PM on Apr. 19, 2009
Ours did that, too. What an over-achiever! The thing to do is be patient and consistent. At this age, you need to try to re-direct her when you can. Can you help mommy fold clothes, hand me that spoon, let's find your toy, etc. If however it's something that she consistently goes to, then a short time out could work. We put ours in a play pen for 1 minute when he repeatedly got into the dog food. After doing this 3 times, he began to see that if he went to the dog food, he was going into the play pen. Being able to predict the consequences of his behavior was key here. This=That. The play pen was in another room w/o TV, where I could see him & he could see me. Tell her why she is there during that minute. When it's over, hug her, and go on with life. She is not bad, she is being given time to redirect and calm down. Try not to lose your cool. Soon, I could say, Do you want to go into timeout? He didn't. Good luck!
Answer by doodlebopfan at 6:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 6:21 PM on Apr. 19, 2009
Answer by ladyluck09 at 8:58 PM on Apr. 19, 2009