I am a mom to 2 daughters, aged 3 1/2 and 18 months. My three year old has had quite the attitude lately and she's been spending a lot of time in timeout. It usually works like this: DD throws something/hits/talks back and I put her in the corner. She won't stand quietly and continues talking back or won't stay in the corner. At this point I put her on her bed. If she doesn't sit quietly (she usually starts screaming that she doesn't like me anymore or some other rude thing) then I shut her door. I don't know what else to do to discipline her. She usually continues to scream, yell, or kick the wall after I shut her door. Do I ignore this or give her another consequence? Besides using time-out, I try to give other fitting consequences. For example, if she throws her toys, I take them away and put them in the attic for a few days. Anyone have any good suggestions?Answer Question
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Jun. 7, 2010
I agree with the consistency comments. No form of discipline just WORKS on the first time, every time, especially not on normal childhood behaviors like testing boundaries, throwing, hitting etc. You're not going to eliminate these behaviors right away, but you will teach your child that those behaviors have consequences and eventually your child will avoid them to avoid the consequence.
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