my daughter was a gem until 3, i never had a terrible 2 year old. anyways, at 3, watch out! so, i used time out, which worked at first but then one day i saw her with her legs up over the time out chair sucking her thumb, she was RELAXING!!! oh no she didn't. so one night i read her one of mommy's books, i think it was the power of a positive mom, anywyas, in that book it said that for the 3d's the punishment needed to hurt (not phsyically) and i started thinking THAT is the problem her punishment doesn't hurt, she is relaxing, she doesn't mind relexaing for 3 minutes in "time out" so i told her mommy would have to think on it but for the 3 D's, she would have a punishment that hurt... the 3 d's are disoboying (not listening), dishonestly (lieing) and disrespect (she was backtalking and telling me NO!) so i had her stand in the corner, she did NOT like this, after about a week her behavior improved, it needed hurt!!
at 10:10 AM on Aug. 6, 2009