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How do YOU.....

get your 4 1/2 year old to listen you you?? and what do you do when he/she won't??

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mylady13135

Asked by mylady13135 at 8:45 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • If my 4 1/2 year old doesn't listen to me a threaten a consequence for her misbehavior...if she continues to disobey, i follow through and she goes to time out.
    anikahaynes1

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 8:51 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • If my 3 year old doesn't listen to me, she knows there will be consequences. One thing that really works is taking away her Nick Jr time
    victoriamom2007

    Answer by victoriamom2007 at 8:59 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I use time out.
    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 9:16 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • spank her behind when she breaks the rules and reward her when she does well.
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:10 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Time outs and being consistant about it. I will usually give one to two warnings (depending on the severity of what they are doing).
    tripletmommy806

    Answer by tripletmommy806 at 12:00 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • FOCUS focus, focus. I hug him snugly, facing me. I make sure he is looking directly at me, no other distractions. I'll say what I need to say, and make sure he says it back to me so I know he heard me.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:19 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • get down on her leverl, tell her again what I just said & why she has to do it & what will happen if she doesn't. Follow through on the consequence if she disobeys, praise her for good listening if she does.
    stressedmomma13

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 1:03 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

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