My kids are 4 & 5 they don't listen to me or their dad. We often have to yell at them. I hate yelling but i just get sooo frusterated with them not listening. My 5 year old will tell my other daughter to do things that she knows is not okay. She back talks and just won't listen, I don't know if she just doesn't care or what. My 4 year old listens but when she gets in trouble she will jump up and down and throw a fit. She also will argue with me or her dad about anything, She tell us she hates us. I don't know what to do any advice will help.Answer Question
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Answer by rkoloms at 11:24 AM on Jan. 11, 2010
Why won't they listen to us?
LOL. Because it's their job not to listen :) They need to test boundaries and see how far they can push you and hubby. I'm no expert, but the key is consistency, if you tell them to do something (or stop doing something) and they ignore you warn them. Tell them if they dont do what you just told them there is going to be a consequence. Be very specific about what the consequence is going to be examples are: timeouts, temporarily losing a favorite toy, loss of an activity and so on. If you give a consequence and they still ignore you ALWAYS follow through with the punishment or they will know that you are bluffing and will call your bluff every time.
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