She doesn't want to mind me and has started to get mouthy and she's VERY energetic and "bounces off the walls. I try "being nice" and telling her to stop or calm down, then I try taking her to her room and sitting her on her bed and tell her to stay there bc shes in trouble (that just causes screaming and yelling from her), and finally the 3rd time I've told her I'll spat her on the leg when she still doesnt mind. It makes me feel bad for spatting her on the leg and even makes me feel bad when I send her to her room and I hear her cry. How can I get her to mind me so that she understands she can't do whatever she wants and me not feel bad for disciplining her?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on May. 28, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on May. 28, 2009
Answer by luckysevenwow at 10:52 PM on May. 28, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 11:34 AM on May. 29, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:45 AM on May. 29, 2009
I read a really good book called 10 mistakes that good parents make and I recommendyou get it if you can. The doctor who writes it makes the really good point that when we allow ourselves to get angry before we enact consequences or when we repeat requests we teach our kids that they can get away with things up until the point that their parents get angry. That they don't have to listen the first time we talk. It helps to emphasize communication and positive interaction/discipline you should really check it out.
Answer by dreyamom at 11:43 PM on May. 29, 2009
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