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Talking back?

What do you do when your child talks back to you? (You know they are doing it on purpose!)

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on May. 27, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (3)
  • How old? My mom was shorter then all her children once we all hit purberty and so she used to remind us that she could always "slap up". lol

    Answer by outstandingLove at 3:04 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • My son is only 4, but when he speaks inappropriately (his latest is "yeah, yeah"), I just have him repeat his response using his manners. If and when he chooses not to speak respectfully, then he will get think time in his room until he can remember to use his manners - we haven't had to go there yet because he's generally good once I remind him to use his manners. Again, though, he's only 4 and just learning different ways of expressing himself - some are okay, some are not so okay.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 3:58 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • I ignore him until he talks appropriately. If he still acts up, he loses priveleges or favorite items.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:56 PM on May. 27, 2009

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