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How to get kids to listen

My 2,4,and almost 6 year old break every house rule, and i do mean EVERY rule. We've tried all we know to do, still they act like kids with zero home training. PLEASE ANY advice is welcome!!!!!!!

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Asked by Wildermommiex3 at 4:37 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Call a family meeting, write down the family rules (using pictures for those who can't read), have everyone SIGN (or X) the rules that they agree to follow them. Have consequences listed for when rules are broken. Then, when the children start to misbehave, remind them to go read the rules (or point to them), along with the consequences. Always follow through. Never get upset or frustrated. Keep it cool, just go by what's written. Make sure everyone understands exactly what the rules are and exactly what the consequences are. Make sure consequences are logical to the kids or they won't understand the logical nature of cause and effect.

    You can also do charts for tracking good behavior and when they display good behavior often enough, do something special together as a family.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 4:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • yes, you definately need a chart of some kind. take away privledges (example: no dessert) when they break the rules. maybe they get a gold star or a cheap dollar store toy for being good all week.

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 5:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Call Nanny 911. :D
    Or atleast watch the show from time to time.

    Answer by Jennb82 at 7:09 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Yep, you have to sit them all down have a serious talk about the rules. Use a reward system if you want, but I don't suggest rewarding for things that should be done anyway.. I think the best thing you can do is to stay consistent.

    Answer by Seven07 at 9:08 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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