UGH! I try everything. He doesn't listen. He thinks he's funny and I"m not laughing to egg him on! I've spanked his hand and butt, he laughs. Tried taking him away from the situation. He laughs and goes back and back and back! I've tried just putting him in his playpen. Nothing I do will make him listen and he thinks things are funny and does what he's not supposed to on purpose. I want to pull my hair out!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
He's got you on a string! Smart man has already learned how to control you! This started at birth. YOU are the parent. Mean what you say and do NOT under-estimate what he comprehends. NO means NO. You are able to hold his arms or hands, look firmly in his eyes and say (firmly) "No, we do NOT _______. We do ____ THIS way ____ (and show him). Role model, momma. Teach him listening now. Do an internet search. Parenting isn't as easy as it used to be.
Have a time out area. Stand there ifyou need to and be his barrier to the area he wants to go in.... Do not make it fun, be as serious as you can be. Start now.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by kristi_prncess_ at 4:04 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Keep working on this. It's about being consistent. If you aren't, you will have a rude awakening in your future. My son, also too smart, was the same way, but with consistency, he will learn. I got to the point where all I had to do was to look at him and he would walk to time-out when he knew he was wrong. "The Look" also worked in public, when time-out wasn' available. He just knew. They just like to test us. We are learning about our children while they learn about us.
Be a hands-on mom, get off the couch or computer and just do it.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by BlessingsBegin at 4:21 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by mirit.rose at 5:29 PM on Sep. 7, 2009