I have a 7 yr. old boy , middle child, who constantly is hurting, hitting, or purposely aggravating his younger brother 4yrs. Of course, he is a very sweet, kind, and considerate child to everyone at school. His teachers tell me all the time what a great friend he is to the others in class. He has flat out told me that he feels that is the only way he seems to get attention. at home. I would love to have some kind of positive rewards chart to help him understand that being nice and kind to his brother and older sister would be better choices for him to to make. Quite frankly, we are both tired of the time out chair. Time to try a different approach. I would love to hear from anyone who has had success in this area.Answer Question
He has already told you the best incentive -- attention. For every __ days that he is behaves, he gets 10-15 minutes or whatever you can fit in, alone, with you, just talking, or playing a game. Your older one can keep an eye on the 4 year old to make sure nothing bad happens. It's free and priceless at the same time. Good luck, mama.
Answer by Pnukey at 2:17 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Middle child? Gee, just spend time with him and be as positive as possible. My parents ignored me and gave my older brother and younger brother all the attention they could. To this day, they won't acknowledge their behavior with me, but at 48, I am dealing with many personal issues due to being ignored.
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