How do you handle it? Everyday my baby wakes up in the morning has his bottle and is then happily playing with his toys on the floor until my older son (3 1/2) wakes up and takes away whatever the baby is playing with. Baby cries. I try to reason with 3 1/2 yr old to give the toy back, go through the whole sharing talk, 3 1/2 yr screams no, no, no, mine, mine, mine. I end up yelling at 3 1/2 yr old and then feel horrible about yelling. Repeat, repeat, repeat....suggestions?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Apr. 29, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Bearsjen at 10:31 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by momma_marian at 10:58 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
You can't reason with a 3 year old. Can you reason with any male? You don't need alone time, that could make things worse. Your 3 year old may resent the baby for being around because he wants you for himself. See how that could make it worse?
Here is a great article about how to say no in different ways that work, how to get your child to cooperate. It's a famous, very good article.
Punishments like time outs don't work with most kids and they never teach good behavior.
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:04 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by momma_marian at 11:06 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
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Answer by miklu at 1:25 PM on Apr. 29, 2010