My three year old son has taken to yelling at me if I tell him to do something he doesnt want to do ... for example if I tell him to eat when he wants to play he'll yell "mommy you eat or ill put you on time out"...
is this normal? should i be concerned? what can i do to put a stop to it quickly?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:12 PM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Dec. 1, 2009
He is copying what he sees and hears. If he doesn't want eat let him starve till he is hungry enough to eat what is put in front of him. My oldest didn't eat dinner two days in a row, the third she did. Pick your battles and try not to yell. I know that is hard, I am guilty of it myself. I have found that if I reward my girls when they do what I want, a simple thank you works, it helps, not 100% but better. I try to ignore the none harmful and less annoying acts at times. This seems to decrease the behavior as well. Get creative, bribes are a beautiful thing, also special things like one on one time are great. We have all been there somthing wil give.
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