I'm trying to find a middle ground on how I discipline my daughter. I feel I yell to much and I dont spank her often. I have a friend that yells, hits, pulls her DD's hair and her DD is obviously scared of her mom...I dont want my DD to be scared.
The last couple weeks when I try to discipline her she laughs at me and runs away. I put her in time-out and of course the tears come streaming and she starts her "i'm so so sorry mommy". I don't let her out until her time is up but her running away and laughing DRIVES ME CRAZY!!
So any advice on how I can get her to respect me and my wishes...or am I expecting too much from her.
She's 2.5 by the way.
Please no bashing. Just looking for opinions and advice.
Answer by stickyfingers at 12:47 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by mizsaxton at 12:52 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
I think you are doing okay. If she is running and laughing she certainly isn't afraid of you. If you stick to the discipline then you are being consistent in discipline. If she cries and says she is sorry then she has a conscience and is showing that she is learning how to behave.She sounds normal for 2.5.
Is it possible that you are really worried about your friend's daughter and don't know what to do about that? Because you are doing fine with your own. Sounds to me like you are more worried about your friends daughter but are looking for an excuse to step up...you've got one.
Answer by FlyMom07 at 12:57 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 1:17 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by jus1jess at 1:25 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by wallmom1 at 1:31 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by But_Mommie at 1:52 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by But_Mommie at 1:53 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Thanks ladies. As we all know kids can get very frusterating. I'll be sure to check that book out But Mommie. I'll keep up what im doing and just hope for the best! Thanks again ladies!
Answer by Kam06 at 5:35 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by Sonylena at 6:12 PM on Jul. 26, 2009