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How do I displane a 3 yr old that won't listen?

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Asked by kadmomma at 7:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Discipline?

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 7:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Huh?

    Answer by Syphon at 7:12 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • take away toys

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:13 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • There are some good books out there that can help with discipline. Dr Phil's is supposedly great. Find your child's "currency", that thing or activity which is most important to him, and withhold that as punishment.

    Time out can be effective too. Tell him why he is in time out and make the length of time appropriate for his age. Be consistent. Do not talk to him if you have to take him back to the time out spot. People give up on time out because the child has to be returned to the spot. It can take a long time before he stays there.

    Whatever method you pick do it every time and stay consistent and stay calm. Make sure he also is getting enough one on one time with you and hubby. That he is getting praise for the things he does right. And lots of hugs and kisses.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I agree with timeouts, although sometimes it's hard to keep my son there (he just turned 4)but with consistency it works. i use a kitchen timer with a beeper to mark how long he has to stay in timeout and then we talk about why he's there. at 3 he was old enough to at least give me a general answer as to what he did wrong that got him in timeout.


    Answer by stykir at 9:38 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • It would be "DISCIPLINE", wouldn't it?

    Answer by gertie41 at 9:55 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

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