Ok so I am single mother of a 5 year old and also a 2 year old. They are both boys. I know it is very difficult for my older son to see me spending more time with my younger son. And I do make time for my older son as well, but when my younger one is sleeping. So this is my problem my 5 year old is starting to act out really bad. He is talking back to me, not listening to me, telling me I am mean, and teaching his younger brother bad habits. Mind you that my younger son is now going through his "terrible twos" stage and is more seceptible to acting up and saying no. How can I correct my older sons bad behaviors? How do I get him to stop talking back to adults? I have tried taking items away such as television, time outs in the corner, sending him to his room, and nothing seems to work! I know I am not going to win parent of the year award, but is it so much to act to have children that I can take in public??Answer Question
Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 3:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Tdaycare6678 at 3:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by sugahmamma at 3:54 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
first stop saying 'no' to your kids....switch it to 'not okay" if he acts up in public you leave right then and there go straight home. tell him why when you get home time out and do not talk to him while he is in time out. make him say he is sorry. You have to give a consequence every single time he is bad, you need to be consistent 100% of the time. Do not give a threat that you are not willing to follow thru on.
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Aug. 26, 2009