Take toys away from people? I'm sure this is normal, but I want it to stop. When she sees my 4 yr old playing with a toy, she hits and screams because she wants it. I try distracting her with other toys and telling her "no-no" but her fits get even bigger. I've considered putting her in time out, but my MIL says that she is too young to understand what that means. I don't want her to think that screaming and hitting is a method of getting her way, but I also understand that she still has a communication barrier. What should I do?Answer Question
Answer by Jademom07 at 11:43 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Time-outs don't work and saying no doesn't work. Here is a famous article about why saying no to toddlers is ineffective.
It sounds like you may need to learn a whole new way of interacting with your kids. Authoritative parenting style is the most effective and allows parents to enjoy their kids. You have well behaved kids you can take anywhere. You don't need to punish because you know how to parent in effective ways. Go to google and type in authoritative parenting. A good first book is Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary. It's a problem avoiding/solving oriented book for toddlers and young children.
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