no matter what I do he just will not listen to me or my husband we have tried multiple things and nothing works . if anyone has any advice please let know thanks.Answer Question
You want your son to obey. Usually if kids aren't obeying their parents are using punishment based parenting. Psychologists know this doesn't work. Punishment doesn't stop bad behavior. It teaches kids to lie, be sneaky, have worse behavior, and to resent their parents. Punishment never teaches good behavior.
Love & Limits is a good first parenting book. It is a problem solving parenting method. The author, Elizabeth Crary, has a website called StarParenting. There is a nice parenting chart that can help you get started.
Answer by Gailll at 6:43 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
At that age, you need to get down to his level and look him in the eyes. Give clear, concise instructions, and here is the trick, ONE STEP AT A TIME. Example, taking a bath, tell him to go the the bathroom. Follow, now tell him to take off his clothes. Next, pick the clothes up. Now, put clothes in the hamper/basket. Now, make sure you've gotten the tub filled while he's following your instructions. Next, hop in the tub (step in the tub if they take things literally). Now step by step instructions on bathing. Then on to the next set of steps.......etc.
It may not be that he's not listening, it maybe more that you are giving him more instructions than his brain can process at the time.
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