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3 yr old and spitting

My 3 yr old has recently gotten a bad habit of spitting any ideas on how to get him to stop spitting everywhere?

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Asked by Gen at 9:41 PM on Dec. 3, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My 3 yr old as well!!!!

    Ive started putting him in time out because he knows better than to do it.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 9:49 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • i do the same with mine but he still does it >.

    Answer by Gen at 10:03 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • My 3 year old is doing the same thing! Except she does it when getting punished lol Like on the floor. I thought it was sooo weird! She will say, "I'm gonna spit at you ." then just spits on teh floor, she doesn't dare spit on me, but i have no idea where she learned this, especially to do it when upset....? I have been more playing the ignoring it and a couple times made her clean it up but that didn't seem to bother her... so i don't know.

    Answer by LoganAndKennedy at 7:53 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Have him stand at the toilet or garbage can and make him spit until he cannot spit anymore. I have done this with spitters in a preschool I worked at (with parent permission) and it worked.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:18 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I pop mine on his lips it works for us (just a small pop) nothing too hard it kind of makes him to snap out of it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

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