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What do I do? She turned my angel into a demon child in a week!

So, I started baby-sitting this little girl who turns four in Dec. about a week ago.
She whines, screams, kicks, and cries anytime something doesn't go her way. My two year old son has always been a sweet boy, a good listener, a finisher of his food, etc. But since she's been here he's started acting like her: throwing tantrums, talking back, hitting/kicking, throwing things, and instigating. He even does it when she's not around now. I can't take him in public. I've never had this much trouble with him. Any advice?

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Asked by shantastic84 at 12:36 PM on Aug. 6, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Unfortunately kids pick up on others behaviors quickly.. Also with that said he's 2 and at that stage where he might have started throwing the tantrums and fits regardless of whether he has seen others do it or not. So you can't just fully blame the other child. Stay consistent with him, punish him however you do when he misbehaves or throws a tantrum (Best to ignore them when they throw them i've found out)..

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 1:03 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

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